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Trump And Macron Discussed The Convening Of The P5 And The Reform Of The WHO

Trump And Macron Discussed The Convening Of The P5 And The Reform Of The WHO

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron discussed on Sunday during a telephone conversation the convening of a conference of leaders of the Big Five (Russia, Britain, China, the United States, and France) and the demand for reforming of the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere.

Trump and Macron discussed the positive development in the fight against the pandemic and the prospects for opening up the world's economies (removing sanitary restrictions).

The leaders expressed hope for an early convening of the Big Five response to the pandemic. The presidents agreed on the need to reform who. Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron also touched on key regional and two-sided issues."

The leaders of the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council will discuss steps to respond to the consequences of the spread of coronavirus infection during a videoconference. When asked when such contact might take place, the senior diplomat noted that no date has yet been agreed. However, he noted that the conference does not replace the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a full-scale summit. According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, a joint document for the leaders' talks is being agreed upon.

Trump announced on April 14 that Washington had suspended contributions to the WHO. According to the announcement, the money won't be transferred "until the assessment of the organization's role in hiding data on the spread of coronavirus."

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