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Saudi Arabia at the 2017 G-20 Summit

July 09 , 2017

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Executive Summary

On July 03, 2017, the German government announced that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will not attend the July 7-8 (2017) summit of the Group. Saudi Arabia (KSA) chose to send Minister of State and Cabinet Member, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf. Many analysts were surprised by this given the nature of representation by other countries at the highest level. . Some commentators speculated that the decision of KSA may be connected with the ongoing diplomatic standoff with Qatar, as there was much political energy being paid to the issue in the KSA.

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