The 45th G7 Summit 2019: On Tuesday, President Trump said that Russia should be readmitted to the Group of 7 industrialized countries, a call for concluding pariah status of Moscow on the international stage that is probable to earn a cool reception when the group’s yearly summit opens this weekend.
This year, the G7 Summit is scheduled to be held from August 24 in France at Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is scheduled to conclude on 26 August 2019.
The Group of Seven (G7) is a group which comprises of seven countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries represent 58% of the global net wealth ($317 trillion) as well as are the seven largest IMF-described advanced economies all around the globe.
Mr. Trump, just a few days before planning his departure for the summit, said that the exclusion of Moscow since the year 2014 from the group of leading economic powers should be upturned and, overlooking aggression of Russia in Ukraine, resisted that the factual reason for it was the offended pride of President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump Wants Russia to Join G7 Group
President Trump told the reporters in the Oval Office just before a meeting with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania. “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in,”
“I could certainly see it being the G8 again.” He added.
One of the reason, Mr. Trump explained, was “because a lot of the things we talk about have to do with Russia.”
This is not the first time that Mr. Trump made this comment but there were similar comments which were made before last year’s Group of 7 meetings in Canada, which did not assign any circumstances to his suggestion, which may perhaps indicate that the international community has moved on from Russia’s aggression to Ukraine.
In a news conference with Mr. Putin, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron called solving the international “dispute” over Russia’s policy headed for Ukraine “the key” to Russian readmission into a re-formed Group of 8.
Steven Pifer, a former United States ambassador to Ukraine, said, “On one level, I agree with President Trump that it would be nice to get to a new U.S.-Russia relationship,”
He added, “But he never seems to suggest that Russia has to make some changes to its policies to get to that point.”
President Trump, who has shown little worry about the outcome of Crimea and has even recommended that it may fairly fit Russia, indirect that Moscow’s real offense had been to humiliate his forerunner, Mr. Obama, who had ineffectively warned Russia against seizing the area.
“I guess President Obama because Putin outsmarted him, President Obama thought it wasn’t a good thing to have Russia in,” Mr. Trump said. “So he wanted Russia out.”
“Well, that’s not the way it really should work,” he added.
G7 45th Summit 2019 Members
Coming back to G7 45th Summit, the members attending this year summit comprises of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister; Emmanuel Macron, France’s President; Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor; Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s Prime Minister; Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister; Boris Johnson, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister; Donald Trump, United States President and European Union Council President, Donald Tusk.
Other than this three Guest Invitees (Countries) are also invited such as Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia; Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.