Donald Trump CANCELS G7 summit as US coronavirus cases rise over 10,000
Instead of guests attending the summit in person, the White House has confirmed President Trump will hold a videoconference.
Trump held a videoconference with the leaders of the world’s major industrialized countries earlier this week and plans to repeat that in April, May and June.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement to Reuters: “In order for each country to focus all of its resources on responding to the health and economic challenges of COVID-19 and at President Trump´s direction, National Economic Council Director and US Sherpa for the 2020 G7 Larry Kudlow has informed his Sherpa colleagues that the G7 Leaders’ Summit the US was set to host in June at Camp David will now be done by video-teleconference,’
“The White House also informed the other G7 members that in order to continue close coordination, the President will convene the Leaders via video teleconference in April and May just as he did this week,” he said.
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Published at Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:04:00 +0000