US President Donald Trump has said that he will postpone this year’s G7 summit.
Oh no, that’s not just it. He wants to invite leaders of other countries to participate in the talks as well.
His statement was how he doesn’t feel that it properly represents what is going on in the world.
Trump, on Saturday, went on to say that It’s a very outdated group of countries.
The G7 group, which will be hosted by the US this year, includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK.
President Trump said that undeniably, Russia, South Korea, Australia and India should be invited.
He added how he was delaying the summit, which was supposed to take place in June, to September.
Only last week, Donald Trump said it might be meekly possible to hold a gathering at the White House.
Also, he might just host parts of Camp David, the US presidential country retreat, amidst the growing wreckage caused by COVID-19.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor rejected the president’s invitation to attend a summit because of the entire situation surrounding coronavirus.
Angela’s spokesman thanked Trump for h
Her spokesman thanked Mr Trump, but said the German leader “cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington”.
On Friday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson “agreed on the importance of convening the G7 in person in the near future” following a conversation with the US president, the White House said in a statement.
The G7 – or Group of Seven – leaders were scheduled to meet by videoconference in June in response to Covid-19.
The group is made up of the seven of the world’s largest economies.
It regards itself as “a community of values”, with freedom and human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and prosperity and sustainable development as its key principles.