Moscow. May 31. INTERFAX.RU — U.S. President Donald trump said that he believes the G7 format is inefficient and therefore intends to invite to the summit of this organization, countries such as Russia, India, South Korea and Australia, reported the correspondent of CBS’s Paula reed.

During the flight trump told reporters that the G7 “is a very outdated group.”

the Summit will take place later this year. According to trump, it will be possible to organize until September. He had previously planned to hold the summit in late June in Washington — in the “classical” format of the seven countries. due pandemic coronavirus annual in-person meeting of the leaders broke. It is likely that it will be held by video conference.

One day after WH Advisor & G7 “Sherpa” confirms Larry Kudlow G7 at WH later this month @realDonaldTrump tells reporters G7 postponed until September & he will invite Russia, Australia, S. Kora & India to a G11. President G7 calls “outdated.” @CBSNews

Russia has been a member of this organization from 1997 to 2014. At that time it was called the “Big Eight” or G8. In 2014, Russia chaired the organization and its leaders summit was held in Sochi shortly after the winter Olympics. In the spring the heads of the countries “the Seven” has decided not to go to Sochi, moved the summit to Brussels and was not invited to Russia. They were charged with the illegal annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine’s internal Affairs. More Russia did not participate in the meetings of this format.

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov confessed that his amused attempts to bring Russia into the G7, despite the desire of leaders of some countries to do it.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says that Russia never allowed to participate in the organization in full. According to him, Russia was pushed aside from decision-making in economic spheres. due this G8 already ten years ago “lacked legitimacy”.

While President Vladimir Putin has declared that is happy to accept the leaders of the countries “the Seven”, if they reinstate the previous format and will agree to come to Russia. He said that the Alliance does not represent the largest economies in the world without India and China.