German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G7 summit which he wants to host at the White house, Politico reported.
"The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told Politico Friday. "She will of course continue to monitor the development of the pandemic."
It was reported on Tuesday that according to the US President, not holding the G7 summit in the format of a videoconference, but at the White House will be a sign that the US was returning to normal life.