October 22, 2018 / 12:36 PM / a month ago

Siemens CEO Kaeser says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said on Monday that he would not attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Siemens is a reliable and committed partner of The Kingdom and its VISION 2030. But for now, truth needs to be found out and justice applied,” Kaeser said on Twitter.

In a statement on his motivation not to travel to the conference, which posted on his LinkedIn account, Kaeser said that he had received many e-mails urging him not to go and that only two people recommended the opposite.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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