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Trump postpones the G7 summit to September and invites Russia, Australia, India and South Korea

May 31, 2020

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has announced that the G7 summit in Washington DC will be postponed to September. to include a group of countries that are more representative of the current economic situation, as explained.

Trump has announced that four countries will be invited to the event: Russia, Australia, India and South Korea. Russia is highlighted, which left the group in 2014 due to the war in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea and was later ratified in a referendum that was not recognized by many countries of the international community.

“I’m going to put it off,” Trump said, “because I don’t think the G-7 is exactly what is happening in the world. It is a group of countries that is very outdated,” he said in CNN statements .

Trump postpones the G7 summit to September and invites Russia, Australia, India and South KoreaTrump postpones the G7 summit to September and invites Russia, Australia, India and South Korea

The president initially called the meeting in late June, but came across suspicions from several world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who declined the invitation to the global corona virus crisis this Saturday.

“The Chancellor thanks President Trump for the invitation to the G7 summit in Washington in late June, but given the general situation of the pandemic, she cannot promise her personal participation, ie a trip to Washington,” said a responsible person. the communication of the federal government.