Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri gestures as he attends a session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 24, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI
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Only three months ago, the global elite largely shunned Saudi Arabia's own version of Davos after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.James Gorman, the head of Morgan Stanley, spoke Thursday in a debate alongside two Saudi ministers. And the likes of Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and John Flint of HSBC Holdings PLC attended the annual Davos party thrown by Saudi oil giant Aramco, according to a person present.Riyadh has sent a large delegation to the WEF, including Economy Minister Mohammad al-Tuwaijri and Finance Minister Mohammad al-Jadaan as well as recently appointed Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, a Davos veteran.Saudi officials have scheduled roughly 100 meetings with policymakers and businesspeople in Davos, said one person familiar with the agenda who asked not to be identified discussing private information.In addition to Aramco's traditional Davos reception Wednesday evening, where bankers and oil executives where treated to holograms showcasing the kingdom's largest oil fields, the MiSK Foundation, founded by Prince Mohammad, also hosted an event for a second year.
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