Trump arrives in Quebec for G7 summit, wants Russian Federation invited back

US President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media before departing the White House for the G7 summit

US President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media before departing the White House for the G7 summit

"We will continue to demonstrate that we're interested in defending Canadian interests and, on top of that, it turns out I'm defending American interests because these tariffs they're putting forward are going to hurt American workers as well", Trudeau said Thursday.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Ottawa's position against such a move had not changed with regards to Russian Federation. Xi also stressed the importance of China and Russian Federation working ever closer together as both nations are permanent members of the UN Security Council and therefore must continue to coordinate at ever higher levels in order to establish protocols for peace at the highest levels of multiple worldwide institutions.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member of the SCO, will also attend the summit at a time when China and Russian Federation are seeking to save the Iran nuclear deal following the U.S.' withdrawal from the pact.

Mongolia stands ready to work with China and Russia to implement trilateral cooperation consensus and launch the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor construction as early as possible, while promoting cooperation in sectors such as infrastructure and energy transportation, said Battulga.

Asked for his impression of the Chinese leader for life, Putin said Xi was "approachable and sincere", as well as "perhaps the only state leader who has celebrated my birthday with me".

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"Trump's policies justified [the] growing closeness, especially for Russian Federation but also for China, given the volatile relationship with the U.S.", Ms. Repnikova told AFP.

Tension between President Donald Trump and traditionally close USA allies has overshadowed that worldwide meeting. "In the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russian Federation out, they should let Russian Federation come back in".

Bloomberg News' Shannon Pettypiece said these arguments have been made to Trump and people close to him have warned about the idea of a summit with Putin.

QINGDAO, June 9 (Xinhua) - The presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation during their meeting here on Saturday.

According to Sputnik News, Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov responded to Trump's call for reinstatement, saying, "Russia is focused on other formats, apart from the G7".

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"Russia was kicked out of the G8 because of its invasion and annexation of Crimea", he said.

The country was expelled from what was then called the G8 after it annexed Crimea.

Since Mr. Trump slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum, these leaders have taken a more confrontational approach.

While the suggestion is likely to draw the ire of the Western political establishment, the recently installed Italian prime minister was quick to endorse Trump's suggestion.

But all the leaders did endorse Mr. Trump's historic denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore next week.

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