Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he wanted a nuclear agreement with Russia, noting that inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the Group of Seven summit was “logical.”
“A lot of the things we will talk about will be about Putin … his presence in the hall … will contribute to getting things done,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News radio station, stressing that the countries of the Group of Seven (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States) need Putin regardless Regarding his behavior.
“It is not a matter of what he did, it is a matter of logic. If we have the G7, it will not be there, half of the meeting is devoted to Russia, and if it exists, the solution will be much easier,” he said.
He added, “The problem is that many of the things we are discussing are related to Putin, so what we do is a waste of time since someone has to contact Putin at the end of the meeting.”
“In my opinion, they included him in the meetings. It was called the G8. I am not saying whether he deserves or not, but I am saying what is logical.”
The US President said last Saturday that he intends to postpone the summit of the seven countries that were scheduled to be held this month until next September.
He said the membership of the “outdated” group should be expanded to include other countries, including Russia.
While Britain and Canada expressed their opposition to the return of Russia to membership of the group.
Trump informed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Sunday of his intention to invite him to the summit. The White House in Washington said the two presidents discussed a range of topics in a phone call, including “efforts to hold the G7 summit” with Russias participation.
The Seven Countries
It is noteworthy that the summits of the seven countries, in which the leaders of the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain are participating, are held periodically to discuss issues of joint cooperation. The United States is scheduled to host the next summit.
The Group of Seven is an organization that includes in its ranks what was known as the world’s seven largest “advanced economies”.
The leaders of these countries meet annually to discuss various issues related to global governance, including climate change, security and the economy.
But Trump’s invitation to President Putin aroused the ire of Britain and Canada, as the leader of the two countries said last Sunday that they would not support Russias return to the group.
Russia suspended its membership in the group – previously known as the Group of Eight – in 2014, in response to its annexation of Crimea.