Saudi king to skip G20 summit: German govt spokesman

Saudi government did not give any reason for the decision


Reuters July 03, 2017
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS.

BERLIN: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz will not attend a July 7-8 summit of the Group of 20 leading global economies in Hamburg, Germany, a German government spokesman said on Monday, providing no reason for the decision.

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