Trump withdraws American signature from G7 final declaration – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Trump’s reasoning for the move is what he calls “false claims” made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference Saturday evening. At the same time, he calls Trudeau “weak and dishonest.”

TRUMP AND TRUDEAU: Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau in talks during the G7 meeting in Canada on Friday June 8.

Photo: Léon Neal / AFP

The Canadian prime minister said Saturday evening that all G7 countries had signed the summit’s final declaration, despite trade tensions with the United States..

So it appears that the G7 countries agreed on the joint statement on all points except climate, where the United States was not involved.

Rage on Twitter

On the other hand, from night to Sunday Norwegian time, US President Donald Trump’s speech was different.

– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was so kind when we met at the G7 meeting, then held a press conference afterwards where he said, “American tariffs are insulting” and that he “doesn’t will not be under any pressure. Very dishonest and weak. Our tariff is a response to his 270 percent on dairy products, writes the American president.

The tweet was a response to Trudeau, who said at Saturday’s press conference that Canada would “strongly” take retaliatory action against U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on July 1.

Merkel, Trump, Macron and Trudeau

AGREE: Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau (with their backs turned) met the press at the G7 summit in Quebec.

Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters

– Canadians are polite, but we also don’t want to be pressured, Trudeau said.

On Sunday night, in a new message on Twitter, a few minutes after the first, President Trump wrote:

-Based on Justin’s false statement at the press conference and the fact that Canada is costing our farmers, workers, and businesses tons of tariffs, I have asked the U.S. representatives- United not to approve the final agreement.

Trump signed the joint declaration on Saturday, approved by the seven G7 countries, despite trade disagreements.

In a statement Sunday evening, the Canadian prime minister’s office wrote: “We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the summit. The Prime Minister has not said anything new, either in public or in private conversations with the President.”

A spokesperson for European President Donald Tusk told DPA that the EU would adhere to the deal even without US support.

Trump is currently en route to Singapore aboard the presidential plane Air Force One, where he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday. The president is expected to be in Singapore on Sunday.

The final declaration

The final declaration of the meeting of the club of the world’s richest democracies is usually almost ready when the heads of state and government meet. Then followed two days of handshakes, smiles and photo sessions.

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau shake hands at the G7 meeting in Canada.

Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

This year the situation was different. Diplomats and officials negotiated at length behind closed doors, while US President Donald Trump left the meeting to travel to Singapore.

Even as he left the meeting outside Quebec, the American president declared that the customs and trade dispute between the two countries is far from being resolved. But Trump denied that relations between the seven countries were bad.

He seemed happy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at Saturday night’s news conference, where he said all G7 countries had signed the final deal, that leaders rolled up their sleeves over the weekend and found a text on which they could agree. The deal they agreed on covered a wide range of topics.

President Donald Trump appeared satisfied with the outcome of the G7 meeting in Twitter messages on Saturday evening.

Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP

– I just left the G7 meeting in beautiful Canada. Good meetings and relations with the leaders of the six countries, especially since they know that I cannot allow them to impose significant tariffs and trade barriers on American trade, Trump wrote on Twitter.

– After several decades, fair and reciprocal trade will take place, continues the American president.

But just two hours after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech, the president’s Twitter messages took a different tone.

At last year’s G7 meeting in Sicily, Trump announced new deadlines by which he would not sign, saying the United States, like other G7 countries, would continue to meet its climate commitments under the the Paris Agreement. Later, as is known, he withdrew the United States from the agreement.

Short lifespan

The eight-page final declaration signed by all G7 countries on Saturday said they agreed to recognize the need for “free, fair and mutually beneficial trade”, as well as to combat protectionism.

Justin Trudeau

FINAL DECLARATION SIGNED: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was able to declare on Saturday that all G7 countries had signed the final declaration of the meeting.

Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters

According to the AFP news agency, the G7 countries also agreed to modernize the World Trade Organization (WTO). And the statement goes on to say that countries will ensure that Iran’s nuclear weapons program remains peaceful, and that G7 countries will demand that Russia stop undermining democracy.

G7 countries would also spend more than NOK 23 billion on girls’ education. In addition, they wanted to raise funds to promote the position of women in developing countries, writes NTB.

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