US President Donald Trump will cancel an in-person meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in June. The meeting will instead take place via video conference, the White House confirmed Thursday.
In order for each country to focus all of its resources on responding to the health and economic challenges of COVID-19.
At President Trump’s direction, the National Economic Council Director and US Sherpa for the 2020 G7, Larry Kudlow has informed his colleagues that the G7 Leaders’ Summit in the USA was set to host 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.
The outdated G7 is made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA.
The White House has been ramping up its efforts to curb the pandemic that has infected more than 242,000 people and killed almost 10,000.
The US State Department advised US citizens on Thursday to avoid traveling outside the country. “The Department of State advises US citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.