Boris Johnson was able to attend the G7 Summit in the US next month after Donald Trump backed a face-to-face meeting as a symbol of ‘normalization’ following the coronavirus meltdown
Boris Johnson was able to attend a G7 summit in the US next month after Donald Trump backed a face-to-face meeting as a symbol of “normalization” after the corona virus.
Downing Street said it is “in close contact” with the White House regarding the arrangements for the event, which will take place on June 10.
The US had previously announced its intention to give up the meeting in favor of video discussions.
But the president tweeted this week that a physical gathering of world leaders would demonstrate that they were starting to make a “comeback” after the devastating pandemic.
“I am considering moving the G-7 into the legendary Camp David on the same or similar date in Washington, DC,” he wrote. The other members are also starting their COMEBACK. It would be a great sign for anyone – normalization! ‘
Donald Trumpm (pictured today in the White House) tweeted this week that a physical gathering of world leaders would show that they were starting to make a ‘comeback’ after the devastating pandemic
Mr. Trump took a closer look at what the conference could look like in Washington yesterday.
He said it would “probably” take place at the White House, and some parts would take place at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.
“So if we do the G7, when all that comes together, it’s probably in the White House in DC. But there could be part of it in Camp David, which is nearby, “Trump said.
When asked about today’s plans, the prime minister’s spokesman said, “We are in close contact with the White House over 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 discussing the arrangements.
The state of Maryland issued an executive order in April that residents in all public institutions must wear face masks.
Downing Street said it is “in close contact” with the White House over the arrangements for the event, which Boris Johnson (photo left on the evening) will attend on June 10