Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to invite more countries

MANDEL NGAN / AFP

US President Donald Trump has postponed this year's G7 summit until September, and signalled the need to include more countries.

"I'm postponing it because I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world," he said, adding that Australia, Russia, South Korea and India must be extended invitations to attend the event.

He called it a "very outdated group of countries" in its current format.

However, it's unclear whether his decision to expand the invitation list was a bid to permanently expand the G7, which currently includes the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.

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