Boris Johnson could attend G7 summit in the US next month
Boris Johnson could attend G7 summit in the US next month after Donald Trump backed a face-to-face meeting as symbol of ‘normalisation’ after coronavirus meltdown
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Boris Johnson could attend a G7 summit in the US next month after Donald Trump backed a face to face meeting as a symbol of ‘normalisation’ after coronavirus.
Downing Street said it is in ‘close contact’ with the White House over the arrangements for the event, due to happen on June 10.
The US had previously announced that it intended to abandon the gathering in favour of video discussions.
But the President tweeted this week that a physical gathering of world leaders would show they were starting to make a ‘comeback’ after the devastating pandemic.
‘I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, DC, at the legendary Camp David,’ he wrote. ‘The other members are also beginning their COMEBACK. It would be a great sign to all – normalization!’
Donald Trumpm (pictured at the White House today) tweeted this week that a physical gathering of world leaders would show they were starting to make a ‘comeback’ after the devastating pandemic
Mr Trump expanded on how the conference might look speaking to reporters in Washington yesterday.
He said it would ‘probably’ be held at the White House, with some parts taking place at Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin mountains in Maryland.
‘So if we do the G7, when that all comes together, probably it will be in DC at the White House. But there could be a piece of it at Camp David, which is nearby,’ Mr Trump said.
Asked about the plans today, the PM’s spokesman said: ‘We are in close contact with the White House about the summit and we will look at the details of what they are proposing.’
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and French president, Emmanuel Macron, have said they are in talks about the arrangements.
The state of Maryland has issued an executive order in April that residents should wear face masks in all public settings.
Downing Street said it is in ‘close contact’ with the White House over the arrangements for the event, which Boris Johnson (pictured left night) is due to attend on June 10
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