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World Bank chief exits planned Saudi investment conference

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim gestures during a seminar at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will not attend a Saudi Arabian investment conference later this month, a World Bank official told Reuters on Friday citing a scheduling conflict.

Kim had been listed as a speaker at the three-day event scheduled to start Oct. 23 in Riyadh.

Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Susan Heavey

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