Dutch cancel Saudi trade mission over missing journalist: Spokeswoman

Reuters , Thursday 18 Oct 2018

The Dutch government on Thursday cancelled a trade mission to Saudi Arabia next month due to concerns over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a spokeswoman said.

"All trade missions to the country have been suspended for now", a spokeswoman for PSPS Consultants, which had organised the trip for the government, told Reuters.

The decision came minutes after finance minister Wopke Hoekstra said he was scrapping plans to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia next week. 

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