G7 leaders rejects Trump’s invitation for Russia

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The UK and Canada have opposed Trump’s plan to invite Russia back to the Group Seven Summit.

The G7 summit that was scheduled for this month on Saturday was postponed by President Donald Trump to September.

On Sunday, Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to invite him to the summit. Trump revealed that convening the G7 with Russia was among the agendas that the leaders discussed on a phone call.

The G7 is composed of Germany, France, US, Italy, UK, Canada and Japan. The US hosts this year’s meeting to discuss matters of co-operation. Canada and the UK opposed the readmission of Russia into the group. Russia was expelled from the former G8 summit in 2014 following the annexation of Crimea.

“Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a number of years ago, and it continues to disrespect and flaunting of international rules and norms. That is why it remains outside of the G7, and it will continue remaining out,” Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled in a news conference.

Stressing on the same, UK’s Prime Minister Johnson Boris said that it will not support Trump’s plan of readmitting Russia to the group unless if it eases its aggressiveness.

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