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

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

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

US President Donald Trump was due to leave the Group of Seven (G7) meeting earlier than other leaders to head to Singapore for a much-anticipated summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on June 12. "Our tariffs are in response to his of 270 per cent on dairy!" "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Trump declared. Trump has said he'll use the summit to argue that the other six nations are taking advantage of the U.S. on trade. "It's going to stop or we'll stop trading with them", he said.

Canada hosts this year's G7 in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Image copyright JESCO DENZE What was agreed?

French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Trump that they would not sign a final communique unless USA president makes some concessions on a number of issues. "Nothing he has done since then has changed that most obvious fact", McCain said.

Trump last month directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to initiate a national-security investigation into imports of cars, trucks and vehicle parts that could possibly lead to tariffs.

"What we did this weekend, was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues".

Trump added: "Very dishonest & weak".

In a followup tweet, Trump targeted Trudeau again, saying he "acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around'".

Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trump says his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair global competition as part of his "America First" agenda.

According to Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Trump received general support in the matter of negotiations with the North Korean leader.

Canada also announced retaliatory tariffs on $12.8 billion (£9.5 billion) worth of United States goods, including steel and aluminum products, mayonnaise, and sleeping bags.

Trudeau said he told Trump that readmitting Russian Federation "is not something that we are even remotely looking at this time".

Trump earlier had criticised India over high tariffs on Harley- Davidson.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed afterwards to press ahead with retaliatory tariffs on 1 July.

Media captionDairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Speaking at a news conference, Mr Trudeau said: "I highlighted directly to the president that Canadians did not take it lightly, the United States' move forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminium industry". "This isn't just G7".

Trudeau's press conference was dominated by discussions about trade, including the contentious renegotiation of NAFTA, the trade deal between Canada, U.S. and Mexico.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was broad agreement among G7 leaders that tariffs and other trade barriers should be reduced, though she acknowledged that differences with the United States remained.