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Willing to meet Trump whenever Washington is ready, says Putin

Willing to meet Trump whenever Washington is ready, says Putin

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said, "Asking Russia to rejoin the G7 is not something we are even remotely looking at".

Discussion on "solving the Korean Peninsula's nuclear problem" must involve the lifting of sanctions on North Korea, Lavrov told his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho before meeting Kim, Russia's state-run Tass news service reported.

China and Russian Federation lead the regional security group, which includes former Soviet states and new members India and Pakistan.

Lawmakers in the United States have condemned Trump's comments, which some have taken as the latest example of the US President's failure to condemn Russian Federation for its interference in the 2016 election. And I think on trade, there is a critical path, there is a way to progress altogether, ' he said, speaking in English.

"America stands very much alone as they enter this G-7", Heather Conley, director of the Europe program for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told reporters on a press call.

The American leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow.

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

President Donald Trump has opened his second day at an worldwide summit at a breakfast discussion on gender equality. There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves.

Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province Sunday
Willing to meet Trump whenever Washington is ready, says Putin

US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Palm Beach International in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 18, 2018. For the president of the United States to blame his predecessor rather than to understand Russian Federation is our adversary, Russian Federation has taken on behavior that's absolutely reprehensible, including being responsible for shooting a civilian aircraft out of the skies and killing hundreds of people.

In response, Macron said in a statement France would stand by the G-7 joint communiqué - which includes a pledge by the seven leading industrialized democracies to "continue to fight protectionism" - despite Trump's refusal. The signals are clear: The moment Kim succeeds in establishing peace with the U.S. and the Korean Peninsula progresses towards denuclearisation, Russian Federation will not fall back from the competition to influence Pyongyang, something that big powers like the United States and China are already contemplating. "That was the common view", she said.

Merkel and Trump also had a brief conversation at the summit but no bilateral meeting.

Reports said the Kremlin has reached out to Austria about hosting a meeting between Trump and Putin sometime this summer.

Trade, investment and development cooperation issues will also feature prominently at the SCO, Murphy said, given the climate of "rising anti-globalisation", stoked by Trump's nationalist "America First" policy.

This weekend's G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada could hardly have gone worse.

But to Trump, the very idea of global cooperation is anathema.

The French president did have some private time with Trump before the summit officially started.