G-7 Officials Toil Through Night to Paper Over Differences

G-7 Officials Toil Through Night to Paper Over Differences

G-7 Officials Toil Through Night to Paper Over Differences

The G-7 summit was coming down to the wire.

"This has solidified my belief that we, Europeans, should decide our fate by ourselves", the German leader said, calling on EU to be more active in defending its values and principles.

She points to demands by Trump for Europe to pay more for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, his exit from the Paris climate agreement, conflicts over trade and his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last month.

Jeremy Corbyn said Donald Trump was to blame for the summit's "failure". Mr Trump called him "very dishonest and weak" in a tweet after Mr Trudeau repeated criticisms of USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and Mr Trump's trade policies in a news conference following the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec. At the summit, Trump refused to endorse a group deal, saying other members use unfair trade practices against the United States. This year's summit had a particular focus on trade.

On Saturday morning Trump said he was open to getting rid of the tariffs if the other countries agreed to a more pure form of free trade.

The picture has since gone viral on the internet, and Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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The US leader accused the G7 nations of "robbing" the US, and stated his nation had been "taken advantage of for decades and decades" in global trade.

"The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before-both in public, and in private conversations with the president", Trudeau's office announced in a statement, according to Reuters.

"We had been talking seriously about key issues, we had reached an agreement and then the way the President withdrew his support, through a tweet, was like a cold and even depressing shower", Merkel told local media.

He also responded sharply to Mr Trudeau's press conference in which the Canadian leader criticised President Trump's decision to implement trade tariffs against countries including the EU, Canada, UK and Mexico.

The two-day G7 summit ended on Sunday.

The low expectations could allow the leaders to cast any consensus as an achievement, especially given that Trump and most of the other G-7 leaders headed into the meeting appearing ready to fight. "This is probably not because he does not understand, but because of domestic reasons", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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