President Trump on Friday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about convening the leaders of nations which might be everlasting members of the UN Safety Council to brainstorm methods of preventing the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
“President Trump conveyed that america stands with the French folks and expressed condolences for individuals who have misplaced their lives in France on account of the pandemic,” the White Home stated in a press release.
“President Trump and President Macron mentioned convening P5 leaders quickly to extend UN cooperation on defeating the pandemic and guaranteeing worldwide peace and safety,” the assertion continued, referring to the 5 everlasting members of the UN Safety Council.
Along with Trump and Macron, the P5 leaders embrace UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has examined optimistic for the virus, and Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China, the place the virus originated.
In line with Johns Hopkins College, which tracks worldwide circumstances, the US leads the globe with at the very least 257,773 recognized circumstances, whereas France has 59,942 and the UK has 36,688.
China has reported at the very least 85,509 circumstances and Russia has 4,149, however figures from the 2 international locations’ authoritarian regimes have been questioned by well being consultants, who assert that they’re seemingly too low.