Donald Truephoto: Christinne Muschi / Reuters
The US President Donald trump said that at the summit “the Big seven” (G7), which takes place in Canada, some countries expressed support for Russia’s return to the group. About it reports on Saturday, June 9, RIA Novosti news Agency.
According to the American leader the G8 format is more meaningful than the G7. “I think it would be good for the world, for Russia, for America, for all of the G7 countries (…) We are looking for world peace, not playing games,” he explained.
The White house added that the countries “the Big seven” has not brought the issue to a vote, but discussed it.
Earlier, on 9 June, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow has never wanted to come back in the G8 and works fine in other formats. “When the decision was made that our Western partners in the “eight” is no longer involved and they have returned to their format of “seven”, we took it as their decision. And work fine in the other formats, and the SCO and BRICS, especially in “twenty” where share our approaches,” — said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Lavrov added that he believes the most promising format of G20.
The G8 has ceased to exist in 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia. Then the leaders of major world powers has refused to participate in the summit that Russia, as chair, was held in Sochi. Instead, in Brussels, a meeting of “seven” — G7 (France, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada). The summit is also attended by the representatives of the European Union (the presidents of the EU Council and the European Commission).
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