October 23, 2018 / 10:15 AM / 9 months ago

SoftBank CEO cancels speaking role at Saudi conference: source

FILE PHOTO: SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during their joint news conference with Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda (not pictured) in Tokyo, Japan October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato /File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has cancelled a speaking engagement at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, said a source close to the matter.

It was unclear whether Son would still attend the event, which started on Tuesday, the source said.

SoftBank did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Tom Arnold; Editing by Saeed Azhar

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