Donald Trump does not want to organize the G7 at a distance. For the next summit, the us president wants to bring together the key leaders of the world in a same place. An appointment that would be for him a symbol of the standards that it calls for. The us president has discussed on Wednesday the possibility of bringing together the leaders of the G7 in June at Camp David, and not by video-conferencing as this had been decided due to the coronavirus. Less than six months before the presidential election, the billionaire republican insists on the need to re-open as fast as possible to the economy and promises to tirelessly a year 2021 " incredible ". "Now that our country has committed its return to greatness, I plan to reprogram the G7, on the same date or nearly so, to Camp David, legendary place ", he tweeted. "Other members (of the G7) began them also on their return. This would be a symbol great for everyone. Standardization ! "
Now that our Country is "Transitioning back to Greatness", I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, D. C., at the legendary Camp David. The other members are also beginning their COMEBACK. It would be a great sign to all - normalization!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
such A meeting, if it occurred, would to Donald Trump, criticized for its slow response to the Covid-19, to reposition itself at the centre of the game on the international stage. It would also provide a forum of choice in the arm of iron that it has engaged with China, which he accused of not having reacted quickly enough at the onset of the virus in the city of Wuhan and to have been a lack of transparency.
The reactions of the leaders of the G7 have been prudent. It would also provide a forum of choice in the arm of iron that it has engaged with China, which he accused of not having reacted quickly enough at the onset of the virus in the city of Wuhan and to have been a lack of transparency. The French president Emmanuel Macron said he was " willing to go to Camp David if the sanitary conditions allow ". "The G7 is a major event ", stressed the French presidency which has organised the previous edition, in Biarritz in August 2019. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, she has remained purposely ambiguous about its intentions. "Regardless of the form of the G7 meeting, a video conference or something else, I will fight for sure for multilateralism," she said in Berlin. The Prime minister of canada Justin Trudeau has his hand cautiously on this assumption, emphasizing the importance of exploring "what measures would be implemented," and " expert recommendations ".
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The organization of such a summit, the first of its kind since the emergence of the new coronavirus that has claimed more than 320 000 people across the world, raises many practical issues. The size of the delegations would it be drastically limited ? All officers would be called to wear a mask, a practice that Donald Trump has so far refused to comply ? If this scenario were to be confirmed, Camp David, located in a mountainous region of the State of Maryland, not far from Washington, would have a size advantage in times of coronavirus : it is secluded and very easy to secure. This holiday residence official of the presidents of the United States has often been used for discussions of the highest international level.