US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would postpone the G7 summit due to take place in June and invite other countries – including Russia – to attend the meeting.
"I don't think the G7 is right about what's going on in the world. It's a very outdated group of countries," Trump told Air Force One reporters.
He said he would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to attend an expanded summit in the fall.
It could happen in September either before or after the United Nations General Assembly, Trump added.
Leaders of the group of seven leading the United States this year should be videoconferenced in late June after COVID-19 rejected plans for a face-to-face meeting at Camp David, the U.S. president's withdrawal outside of Washington.
However, Trump said last week that he could hold the big meeting "mainly in the White House," but possibly also some of it at Camp David.
The major advanced G7 countries – the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – hold annual meetings to discuss international economic coordination.
The work is more important now as they have difficulty repairing damage caused by corona viruses.
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