Donald planned to be held via video conference, but the G7 summit could be held in June at Camp David, Donald Trump said on Wednesday. His French, Canadian and German counterparts remain cautious at present.
President Donald Trump spoke on Wednesday, May 20 about the possibility of organizing the G7 summit in June at Camp David, and not through video conferencing, which had been decided because of the corona virus.
“Now that our country has begun its ‘return to greatness’, I plan to reschedule the G7, roughly the same date, at the legendary Camp David,” tweeted the tenant at the White House. “The other members (in G7) are also starting to return. It would be a fantastic symbol for everyone. Standardization!”
Now that our country is “returning to greatness,” I am considering re-planning the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, D.C., at the legendary Camp David. The other members also start their COMEBACK. That would be a good sign for everyone – normalization!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
The organization of this summit was mentioned in a telephone exchange on Wednesday between Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, according to the US CEO.
The latter said he was “willing” to go to the United States for the G7 summit, “but obviously, with precautions, if sanitary conditions allow,” Elysee said.
Angela Merkel ambiguous about her intentions
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was very cautious about this hypothesis and stressed the importance of studying “what action to take” and “expert recommendations”.
In the same way, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has deliberately remained ambiguous about her intentions. “No matter what form the G7 meeting takes, video conferencing or whatever, I will definitely fight for multilateralism,” she said in Berlin.
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The official vacation home for US presidents, Camp David, located in a mountainous region of the state of Maryland, is a secluded, easy-to-secure place.
It has often been used for high-level international discussions. That is where the last G7 organized in the United States took place in 2012, under the presidency of Barack Obama.
The site is also known for the Camp David Accords, signed in September 1978 under the mediation of Jimmy Carter by Egyptian President Anouar el-Sadate and Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin. These agreements laid down the conditions for peace between Egypt and Israel.
With AFP and Reuters