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| 02 January, 2018

Previously detained ex-minister Assaf seen at Saudi cabinet meeting- SPA photo

Assaf, who was also a board member of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was among people detained and under investigation by anti-corruption body.

Saudi Arabia's ex-Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf attends the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg, September 5, 2013. Image for illustrative purposes.

Saudi Arabia's ex-Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf attends the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg, September 5, 2013. Image for illustrative purposes.

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RIYADH- Previously detained former Saudi finance minister Ibrahim al-Assaf was seen attending the kingdom's weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, according to a photograph published on the official SPA news agency.

There was no immediate comment from Saudi officials.

Assaf, who was also a board member of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was among people detained and under investigation by a new anti-corruption body in November, a senior Saudi official had told Reuters.

He was reportedly released from his detention last month, according to local media.

(Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Rania El Gamal) ((Maha.Dahan@thomsonreuters.com; + 9712 4082101; Reuters Messaging: maha.dahan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))