Donald Trump postpones G7 summit, invites India, Australia, Russia, South Korea

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Published: May 31,2020 12:23 PM
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May 31, 2020: US President Donald Trump on Saturday postponed the Group of Seven summit and wanted to hold next month until September or later and invite other countries - India, Australia.

May 31, 2020: US President Donald Trump on Saturday postponed the Group of Seven summit and wanted to hold next month until September or later and invite other countries - India, Australia, Russia, and South Korea.



During his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump on Air Force One said, "I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world". He added that the G7 in its current format was a "very outdated group of countries".



The G7 is comprised of the US, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as the European Union.



The President added that he would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join the summit, which could happen in September either before or after the United Nations General Assembly.



As per reports, White House spokesperson Alyssa Farah said Trump wanted to bring the other countries to talk about the future of China at the summit. Trump has repeatedly attacked Beijing over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China's Wuhan city.