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18 Oct 2018

US and UK pull out of Saudi Arabia business summit

Business Editor

Both the US and British government have now pulled out of a high-profile conference due to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Concerns over Mr Khashoggi’s alleged murder mean neither Britain’s International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, or the US Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, will now attend the investment summit – nicknamed “Davos in the Desert”.

Dozens of businesses have also bailed  – not though, BAE Systems and three major accountancy firms who will be attending.