In the European Council, Paris and Ottawa reacted negatively to the proposal of trump on the return to the G8.
European Council President Donald Tusk spoke out against revising the format of the G7 and the return to it of Russia. He stated this at a press conference in Canada before the G7 summit.
“Regarding the speculation that the G6+1, G7-1 and G7+1. Leave G7 for what it is. It is a lucky number,” said Tusk.
As reported by CBC News Canada’s position on the issue of the return of Russia in the G8 remains unchanged.
“Our position on this has not changed”, – said the representative of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada Adam Osten.
At the same time, the Agency Reuters, citing a source close to the President of France Emmanuel Makron reports that the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump to return to Russia in the “big eight” do not look consistent in light of the recent Washington introduced sanctions against Moscow.
“It is worth Recalling that the last country that introduced the individual economic sanctions were the United States, so this proposal doesn’t look consistent”, – said the representative of the Elysee Palace.
In Moscow, in turn, said that Russia has been concentrating more on other formats than the Group of seven.
“We focus on other formats,” said TASS press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
As reported, the trump proposal to bring Russia back into the G8 backed the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte.
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