King Salman pledges to maintain stability, create jobs

March 10, 2015 5:11 PM

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King Salman pledges to maintain stability, create jobs

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said he would fight corruption, diversify the economy and confront anybody who challenged the stability of the world's top oil exporter in his first big speech since taking power on Jan. 23.

His speech, carried on state television, focused on the need to create private sector jobs for young Saudis, a main policy goal for many years as Riyadh strives to meet a looming demographic challenge while controlling public spending.

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