US President Donald Trump says he has launched discussions on reviving a face-to-face meeting with leaders of the Group of Seven major economies.
This year’s G7 summit was initially planned in June at Camp David, the presidential retreat near Washington, but in March Trump suggested holding a videoconference instead due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
“The other members are also beginning their COMEBACK. It would be a great sign to all – normalization!”
He unveiled plans to possibly hold the summit at Camp David as initially planned.
The gesture comes as Trump rushes to reopen the economy.
Trump apparently aims to convey the message that things are returning to normal by hosting a major international event in the United States.
He also hopes for the understanding of other international leaders on his decision to halt funding of World Health Organization after accusing it of being “China-centric.”