Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects G7 criticism, stresses cooperation

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"We've had really a very good relationship, very special", the USA president said of Macron, a day after the two leaders had exchanged terse messages on Twitter.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the Russia Day.

"China and Russian Federation have common interests in regards to the resolution of the Korean crisis", said Alexey Muraviev, a Russian Federation strategic and defense affairs specialist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

For the past week, it was an open question in Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, after he imposed the heavy tariffs.

"Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries", Trump posted on Twitter early Friday.

Divisions over how to deal with Russian Federation have been revealed as the G7 agreed a robust set of measures to counter hostile activity directed by Moscow.

Yet Trump wants them there, and other than his apparently desperate desire to hang out with Putin, it's hard to imagine why.

Putin said on Sunday he thought it was important that the two men meet and said he shared Trump's concerns about the risks of an arms race developing between Russian Federation and the United States, something he said officials from the two countries needed to discuss.

Before he left for the summit in Canada, Trump said to reporters that he had been Russia's "worst nightmare" but argued the country should be part of the economic talks.

The premier, however, said that Britain had registered its "deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the U.S.to apply tariffs to European Union steel and aluminum imports" at the meeting.

Even a boilerplate communiqué, which reiterated the rich nations' commitment to free and fair trade, was undermined at the last minute, when American president Donald Trump repudiated the agreement.


Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland expressed outrage that Trump had invoked a national security justification for his global tariffs, even on imports from close USA allies.

But she stressed there are many areas where Canada is working closely and effectively together. He arrived behind schedule and planned an early leave from the G7 meeting Saturday morning for Singapore for his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In the week leading up to the G7 (Group of Seven) meeting, many were starting to call it the G6 +1, since Trump was doing everything in his power to alienate the other 6.

"Pursuing the conversation. Engaging, keeping the dialogue alive, now & ever".

In our small world, which has been made smaller with the internet and cell phones, we can't afford to go it alone.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a frequent critic of Trump, called the move "weak".

Trump injected levity into his photo-op with Trudeau before the start of their meeting. But the impulse to pick fights with countries the United States relies on for solidarity around the world is striking many as a step too far.

Mnuchin said Russia's "malign" activities included cyber intrusion into the USA energy grid and other infrastructure; an internet-chewing worm called Notpetya that cost several global conglomerates millions of dollars in damages; and the tracking of and possible interference with undersea communications cables that carry most of the world's telecommunications data.

But then Trump turned conciliatory. "We'll see how it all works out".

Before the two leaders went behind closed doors, someone shouted a question at the prime minister to ask if he was disappointed the president meant to leave the summit early on Saturday.

They also stepped up Trump's assault on Trudeau himself - unprecedented in the neighbouring countries' longstanding relationship. The quip drew laughs and Trump flashed a big grin.

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