President Donald Trump confirmed plans for a possible personal summit of the G7 leaders on Thursday and said it would "mainly" take place in the White House.
"It looks like the G7 will be on," he told reporters.
Trump said it would be "mainly in the White House" and "there could be a piece of it in Camp David," the President's retreat in Maryland.
Trump expressed hopes of restoring the scrapped summit for the first time on Wednesday and urged his colleagues from the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan to fly to the event.
The Camp David summit was originally planned for June. When the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, freezing many air travel, and forcing entire countries to block, plans were changed to a video conference meeting.
The White House says that as the global economy gradually comes to a standstill, it will now put the big diplomatic assembly back on the agenda as a "sign of strength".
The group of the seven most important advanced countries holds their annual meetings to discuss international economic coordination. Your instructions are now even more important as they have difficulty repairing damage caused by corona viruses.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, was the youngest high-ranking chairman on Thursday who responded cautiously to the idea of a personal summit. His spokesman said Michel would participate "if health conditions permit".
The United States is the most affected country for COVID-19 infections with more than 1.5 million cases and over 93,000 deaths.
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