He had discussed with US President Donald Trump and Minister of foreign Affairs Mike Pompeo in the matter, wrote Mnuchin on Thursday on Twitter. "We have decided that I will not participate in the Future-Investment-Initiative-summit in Saudi Arabia", wrote Mnuchin. Background the Disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, for the leadership in Riyadh is made responsible.

The U.S. Treasury is a part of a large number of Rejections from the world of politics and the economy for the conference, the international is also available as a "Davos in the Desert" ("the Davos of the desert") and meet the largest economy in the world. Entrepreneurs like the British Richard Branson have also canceled as the Head of the International monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. A decision by Siemens-Chef Joe Kaeser.

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