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In the Federation Council commented on the request of the President of the United States Donald trump to defer the G7 summit until September 2020, and to invite him to Russia. According to the Senator from the Republic of Crimea Sergey Tsekov, the head of the White house testify to serious crisis in the group. This writes belongs to Grigory Berezkin the RBC.
“In this organization there is a serious crisis, he felt in recent years, and with the coronavirus has increased even more,” — said Tsekov. He recalled that Russia considers to be more promising in the G20 format.
The Senator noted that the question on returning of Russia in the G7 should be addressed in a consolidated manner by the member countries of the group, but he questioned the unanimity of its members on this issue. “If achieved, and inviting — then we will think. I do believe that the talks in any format are good, as they had not been called”, — he said.
Donald trump had previously announced the decision to postpone the summit and to invite several third-party States. In addition to Russia, it was about Australia, South Korea and India. The American President explained that, in his opinion, the G7 is not sufficiently representative of what is happening in the world, and is an “old group” of countries.
Russia until 2014 was part of the “Big eight”, but was eliminated from her other band members after the annexation of Crimea. The continued existence in the format of G7.
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