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The President of the United States Donald trump announced that it will delay the G7 summit until September and invite him to four countries, including Russia. This was announced by the journalists of the presidential pool reports RIA Novosti.
“He lays it before September and plans to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India,” he told journalists. According to trump, the G7 is not sufficiently representative of what is happening in the world, and is an “old group” of countries.
Previously, trump has announced that he intends to hold a summit in the internal format, despite the pandemic coronavirus. The United States received positive responses from most of the leaders of the countries “Big seven” following the decision to conduct face-to-face summit, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to travel to Washington. It was originally planned that the summit will be held from June 10 to 12, and later the White house admitted that the summit will be held before the end of the month.
Russia was in the G8 before the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. After that, the leaders of the other countries of the group of eight (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada) refused to attend the summit in Sochi and held a meeting in Brussels without the participation of Moscow. It was also decided not to hold more meetings in the G8 format.
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