US tells Japan it hopes for in-person G7 summit in late August, Japanese sources say

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The United States has told Japan that it wants to organise an in-person Group of Seven leaders’ summit in late August, two Japanese government sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Japan told the United States in response that Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe would be willing to attend the summit if it were to be held in late August, the sources said.

US President Donald Trump decided in May to postpone the summit to September or later expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.

Trump had earlier sought to host the group of major industrialised countries in Washington in June as a demonstration that the United States was returning to normal after the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States to date.


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