BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. President Donald Trump told President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday about his idea of holding an expanded Group of Seven Summit later this year with a possible invitation for Russia, the Kremlin and the White House said.
Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a G7 Summit he had hoped to host next month until September of later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.
A White House statement on the call said Trump and Putin discussed ‘progress toward convening the G7.
Russia had said earlier on Monday that it was looking for more details before responding.
The leaders also discussed the OPEC+ deal on oil output cuts, and measures to fight the coronavirus, the Kremlin said. Putin thanked Trump for a delivery of U.S. ventilators, the Krelin said, and congratulated Trump on the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.