USA president wants Russian Federation readmitted to G7

USA president wants Russian Federation readmitted to G7

Russian Federation was booted out of the then-G8 when it annexed Ukraine's Crimea four years ago and has done little since to win favour with the elite group of wealthy nations. And French President Emmanuel Macron this week threatened to drop the United States from the group's final agreement altogether.

Following a formal welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, Mr Putin first with China's premier Li Keqiang, telling him that Russia-China trade and economic ties have "gained a good tempo, and we are looking for new spheres of co-operation".

G7 leaders demanded Saturday that Russian Federation stop what they described as attempts to undermine democracy and support for the Syrian regime as they closed the door on Moscow's readmission to the club.

Reacting to Trump's tweets, Trudeau's office said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit".

One source speaking on the condition of anonymity described the overall cordial tone with Trump as an attempt to lay a positive foundation for tougher discussions that would follow.

The idea drew bipartisan criticism from Capitol Hill.

"This leads me to believe that dialogue may prove to be constructive", the Russian leader added.

"Nothing he has done since then has changed that most obvious fact", McCain said.

Navarro calls that a "socialist communique" that Trump pulled out of. The weather is expected to be mild, but he is likely to get a frosty reception from the other world leaders in the group. Trump wrote in one tweet. Moreover, later news came that Trump had not only mentioned the possibility of a meeting but also invited Putin to Washington.

"We have been a faithful player to this commitment, we've done our best, we've shown our good intentions".

Not to be undone, Trump responded on Twitter saying that both Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon Russia's President Vladimir Putin China's President Xi Jinping Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev
SCO leaders at the summit in Qingdao Shandong Province China

Trump was heading into a bigger controversy over trade as other G7 leaders, including host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been angered over Washington's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from allies including Canada and the European Union.

Putin's visit comes just a month since he began his new term in office. He said the Chinese president was the only state leader to have celebrated his birthday with him, with the pair sharing a drink and sausage.

Independent counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating the Russian Federation meddling, which Trump has denounced as a "witch hunt". He'll leave Canada to head to Singapore, where he's scheduled to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit next week.

Tensions between the US and its allies have increased in recent weeks after a series of White House decisions have frustrated some of the United States' closest global partners.

European Council President Donald Tusk expressed broad concern about Trump's opposition to the worldwide rules-based order, because it "is being challenged, quite surprisingly, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the U.S".

"I see this as an acknowledgement and an evaluation of Russia's efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership with China", he said.

Trump contends that other countries "have been taking advantage of the United States on trade".

Little of that tension was on display when the cameras entered the rooms of the summit, however.

In contrast with previous points in the Trump administration when advisers sought to reassure a nervous world that "America First" does not mean "America alone", Trump has now fully embraced the nationalistic policies he espoused on the campaign.

"We are actually working on cutting tariffs in making it all very fair for both countries and we've made a lot of progress today".

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