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Google withdraws from Saudi Conference

Google withdraws

Google has announced that Cloud Chief Executive Diane Greene will not attend the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh Saudi Arabia which is scheduled to begin October 23.

Saudi Arabia is under pressure since Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi who is a U.S resident and columnist at Washington Post and an active critic of Saudi Policies went missing, according to the reports the journalist was last seen in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The U.S. president has also phoned Saudi King over the issue of the missing journalist, however, further details about the telephonic conversation are not revealed.

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Google’s Cloud Chief Greene however, has not unveiled the reason for not attending the conference in Saudi Arabia, however, the critics are soldering the incident with tech firm’s decision not to send their representatives in the upcoming conference.

Uber’s Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has also expressed his views and said he would not attend the conference because the company is concerned about the disappearance of Journalist Khashoggi.

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Earlier Google announced that the company will collaborate with the Saudi agency to establish five brand new innovation hubs in the country to train aspiring technologies. It seems now Google is backing off what it said and planned to do earlier, whatever the reasons are Saudi Conference at the moment is under pressure and may not be able to get most out of it.