The US is ready to help G7 partners in the fight against the coronavirus, “as much as possible,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“I have told our G7 partners, especially our partners in Italy and the rest of Europe, that the US remains ready to help them as much as possible,” Pompeo said at a news conference.
Initially, the G7 Ministerial meeting was planned to be held in Pittsburgh in the United States in the traditional face-to-face format, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was decided to hold it in a teleconference format.
The Secretary of State recalled that on Saturday, a US air force military transport plane was sent to Italy with a cargo of medical supplies and materials. Preparations are being finalized for the deployment of medical equipment from the United States in the country, Pompeo said.
In addition, he added, a 68-bed hospital was set up in Cremona at the expense of American businesses.