Disputes over trade tariffs, Russian Federation overshadow G7 meeting

Disputes over trade tariffs, Russian Federation overshadow G7 meeting

Disputes over trade tariffs, Russian Federation overshadow G7 meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during a visit to Austria this week the possibility of Vienna playing host to a summit with his USA counterpart Donald Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.

Trump said that he also discussed the possibility of Russian rejoining the summit and immigration.

US President Donald Trump proposed the complete elimination of all barriers to global trade at a Group of Seven summit, a move that turns the tables on allies who accuse the US of wielding protectionist policies. In fact, Russian Federation was expelled from what was then the G-8 after its invasion and annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine. "We'll see how it all works out, but we've made a lot of progress", Trump said, sitting by Trudeau after talks that an official said were marked by "strong disagreement" but "not heated".

Speaking in a solo press conference from the resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec, the president said that for too long, USA trade has suffered from "bad" trade deals agreed to by past US presidents.

"Were looking for peace in the world".

Trump was the last G7 leader to arrive and on Saturday, he will probably be the first to leave, in a hurry to move on to his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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Trump told reporters he pressed for "fair and reciprocal" trade practices at the G-7 meeting in Canada, urging his foreign counterparts to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices. "In fact, I congratulate the leaders of other countries for so crazily being able to make these trade deals that were so good for their countries and so bad for the United States".

The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver a statement before departing a meeting of industrialized nations in Canada.

Trudeau told Trump that it was "unacceptable" to cite national security when targeting a military ally like Canada.

German Chancellor Angela Merkels office released a photograph as Trump left the summit Saturday that showed her locked in an exchange with Trump: He is seated, arms folded, wearing an inscrutable expression.

"We have continued our cooperation even during hard times", Kurz said after his talks with Putin on Tuesday.

Trump did not specify how the US's allies responded to his proposal.

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Mr. Trump said he stood up his G7 allies who were angry over USA steel and aluminum tariffs imposed against Canada, Europe and Mexico. "You know that the two presidents discussed the need for such a meeting during their latest telephone conversation, including that Vienna could be such a city", Peskov said.

In public, Trump bantered easily with his fellow leaders, but the meeting came at a tense moment in the relationships, with allies steaming over Trump's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Trump called the summit a "one time shot" for Kim, but expressed optimism at the beginning of talks with the North Korean regime. He said gender equality must "cut through" everything the G-7 does.

But details are scant so far, and clear differences are remaining.

Meanwhile, the European Union - the world's largest trading bloc - announced last week it would impose retaliatory tariffs on the US beginning in July, over Washington's duties on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.

The two-day session under crystalline blue skies in Charlevoix, Quebec, put Trumps transactional view of alliances, economic leverage and trade relationships into sharp focus for other nations often frustrated by Trumps ad hoc decision-making.

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