President Donald Trump does not plan to hold a assembly of the G-7, which the US is hosting this time, before September and wants to invite India, Russia, South Korea, and Australia.
“I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on on the earth. It’s a very outdated group of countries,” he told reporters on Air Force One on the way back from the historic launch of the first manned mission into space by a private company, SpaceX.
An aide to the president the plan is to cause together all traditional allies to talk about how to maintain the way forward for China.
It could not be immediately ascertained whether the American president wanted to simply invite the four countries to attend meet as host countries have done up to now, or he’s talking approximately an expanded group with these countries as extra members.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the final G-7 at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted it in Biarritz. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had attended a assembly of the body in Gleneagles in 2005.
The group was once then called the G-8 with Russia as the eighth member. Russia was once expelled by the group in 2014 for annexing Crimea.