Last year French President Emanuel Macron had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit.
By : ABP News Bureau | 31 May 2020 08: 52 AM (IST)
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New Delhi: US President Donald Trump has said that he will delay the G7 Summit which he planned to hold in June at the White House and will extend invitation to some other countries including India.
This development holds high significance for India in the international landscape and is reflective of India’s growing stature in the world.
As per PTI, his statements came during his interaction with reporters traveling with him on board the Air Force One from Florida to Washington DC. He said that he is „postponing it until September“ and plans to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India.
„I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,“ he was quoted as saying.
The summit of the group of world’s top economies is postponed from the end of June until till at least September. Trump has said he would like to invite India, Russia, South Korea and Australia to the forum’s meet, agencies reported. G7 countries include the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Heads of States of these countries meet annually on international economic and monetary issues.
During the summit, G7 president normally invites heads of States of one or two countries to attend the meeting as a special invitee. Last year French President Emanuel Macron had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit.
The summit was scheduled to take place on June 10-12 in Washington, but was shifted to end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.
(with inputs from agencies)