Chicago’s Crain Magazine is reporting that the White House has cancelled the May G8 meetings in Chicago. World leaders were due to gather in the Windy City for the G8 and also the NATO summit, which has not been cancelled.
It was to be the first time in over 30 years that both international summits were to be held in one city. It was also going to be a time when the President would celebrate his home town.
Numerous Latin American leaders were planning on attending the summit on May 19 -20.
The White House issued the following statement: “To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the president is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues.
The president will then welcome NATO allies and partners to his hometown of Chicago for the NATO Summit on May 20-21.”