Home America Donald Trump postpones G7 summit; invites India to join group

Donald Trump postpones G7 summit; invites India to join group

France Biarritz 2019

France Biarritz 2019
US President Donald Trump has reportedly said that he may postpone the G7 summit planned in June until September or later. In addition, Trump also wants to expand invitation to countries including Australia, Russia, South Korea and India. Trump called the G7 group a  “very outdated group of countries” in its current format. He was speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida. “I’m postponing it because I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world,” Trump added.

The G7 comprises the United States, Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy and Canada, and the European Union also attends. Global news agency Reuters reported White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah as saying that Trump wants the countries to discuss China at the summit.


Trump has pinned blame on China for the coronavirus outbreak, saying that the pandemic could have been contained earlier if the Asian country had acted sooner. Trump had earlier threatened China with fresh tariffs over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, Trump refused to renegotiate the ‘Phase One’ trade deal with China. It comes as Chinese-state media reported that the government advisers in Beijing are planning to hold fresh talks on the trade deal with the US. “I’m not interested in that,” US President Donald Trump told reporters when asked about reports that China was mulling reopening trade talks. “Let’s see if they live up to the deal that they signed,” he had recently said.