Washington | us president Donald Trump said Monday that he wanted to organize the summit of the G7 after the us presidential election of November and reaffirmed his intention to include other leaders.
“I’m much more inclined to do so a bit after the election,” said the tenant of the white House whose country ensures the rotating presidency of the club of the seven most industrialised countries of the world (United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States).
“We had to do it in September,” but ” I said to my team yesterday, ‘why not do it after the election” in order to have “a little more time to think about it because it’s very important,” he added during his daily press briefings devoted to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The us president initially wanted to hold a G7 summit in June in Washington, but German chancellor Angela Merkel had declined because of the current epidemic.
He had then carried over the summit in the month of September in the hope to become the symbol of a return to normal before the presidential election of November 3.
In June, he had also expressed his wish to invite other officers, such as the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, which had been excluded in 2014 in what was then the G8 to have annexed the peninsula, the Ukrainian of the Crimea.
“We are going to invite some people who are not members of the G7,” said the tenant of the white House on Monday. “Some of them have already accepted,” he added, without providing further details.