Trump says postponing G7 amid coronavirus concerns, calls for expanding membership

Trump says postponing G7 amid coronavirus concerns, calls for expanding membership

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group’s membership because he considers it an outdated group that doesn’t properly represent what’s taking place in the world.

The G7 members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Trump singled out Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as possible additions.

The leaders of the world’s major economies were slated to meet in the U.S. this year, but the coronavirus outbreak has hobbled those plans.

Published at Sun, 31 May 2020 00:24:35 +0000