Mobile World Congress organizer regrets LG pullout, event still on

Feb 5 (Reuters) - The organizer of this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona said it regretted the decision by LG Electronics on Wednesday to withdraw due to the coronavirus outbreak, but said the event would go ahead as planned.

"We have spoken to LG and regret not to see them at this year's MWC20 Barcelona," a GSMA spokesperson said in response to a Reuters inquiry.

"As we stated yesterday, we can confirm that there is minimal impact on the event thus far and MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned." (Reporting by Douglas Busvine Editing by Michelle Martin)