Putin Expects Trump to Fulfill Pre-Election Promise, Improve Ties With Russia

Postado Junho 12, 2018

Mr. Trump also said he thinks Russian Federation should have a seat at the table. It had been invited to join the group in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

"Whether you like it or, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and in the G7, which used to be the G8 they threw Russian Federation out, they should let Russian Federation come back in".

The G-7 is made up of the US and allies Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

"I think, on trade, there is ... a way to progress all together", he told reporters after his meeting with Trump. "There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves". In the US, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to sway the 2016 presidential election in his favor.

Trump is not in favor of group negotiations and will leave the station of the summit before it ends.

Mr Trump will skip G7 meetings about climate change, clean energy and ocean protection.

The US president accused other states of "robbing" his country through their trade policies. But he downplayed the tension, saying, "When it all straightens out, we'll all be in love again".

Trump arrived late for Saturday's meeting during the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations being held in Quebec.

"Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation in the meeting?"

The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks, a French official said on Friday, signalling a modest step forward for bitterly divided allies at a Group of Seven summit in Canada.

Mr Macron - who has cultivated a close relationship with Mr Trump over recent months - stressed that the United States was isolated.

But despite the rows over trade and Russia, Mr Trump rated his relationship with other G7 leaders as 10 out of 10.

Putting a fearless face on a failed effort by President Donald Trump to have Russia readmitted to the world's most exclusive diplomatic club, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the G-7 represented fewer people and had less economic heft than the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Trump first joked that the Canadian leader "has agreed to cut all tariffs".

"We are looking for peace in the world, we are not looking to play games".

Trump claimed America had been forced to levy the metal tariffs as it has been exploited as the world's "piggy bank" under existing arrangements, but his counterparts were equally determined to protect "rules-based" global trade. "It will start first of all to hurt United States workers".

"Macron added that other nations don't mind if the US goes its own way".

Putin's remarks follow a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting. However, too many sights likely remind him of how fast China is building its power and how deep Russia's dependency is growing. Ali was convicted in 1967 of avoiding military service.

He said: "If I can get the president to actually realise that what he's doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way". Noting Ali's conviction had been overturned, Tweel said "there is no conviction from which a pardon is needed".

Today, June 12, 2018, President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's Kim Jong-un.