Saudi Crown Prince Cancels Participation in G7 Summit Due to Upcoming Hajj

13 June

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has declined to participate in the Group of Seven (G7) summit, which is scheduled to be held from June 13-15 at the Italian resort of Borgo Egnazia in the Puglia region. This information was reported by the Saudi Press Agency.


Mohammed bin Salman sent a telegram to Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, expressing his gratitude for the invitation to the summit and apologizing for his inability to attend the event due to "obligations related to overseeing the organization of the hajj." This year, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on June 14.


The annual meeting of G7 leaders will commence on Thursday morning. Italy, which currently holds the G7 presidency, has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Argentine President Javier Milay, and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, all of whom have confirmed their participation. Additionally, leaders from Algeria, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritania (as chair of the African Union), the UAE, Tunisia, Turkey, and heads of several international organizations have been invited.



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Based on materials from TASS