Photo of Merkel and Trump captures G7 tensions

Merkel G-7 summit with Trump was a'sobering experience

Photo of Merkel and Trump captures G7 tensions

The European members of the G7 are agreed that Russian Federation can not be readmitted into the club until there is an improvement in the crisis in Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

"It was a common point of view", - said Merkel.

"I have spoken of a sobering experience, which for me is a lot", she added.

Mrs Merkel and the IMF's Christine Lagarde were meanwhile left looking at an empty seat before the late arrival of Mr Trump to a Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast.

Trump departed early from the Quebec meeting on Saturday to head to Singapore for his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. The Kremlin continues to assert that the G8 Russian Federation is no longer interesting because there is the possibility of dialogue with the leading countries in the G20 format.

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The legality of the decisions at that time was confirmed by the European Court of Justice. It puts Shinzo Abe in a difficult position - the Japanese premier has tried hard to cultivate a warm relationship with President Trump and the two are said to have met at least 10 times since he was elected to the White House. After Russia joined the group in 1997, the format was renamed G8.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on the possible return of Russian Federation to the G8 format.

Moscow was expelled in the wake of its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014.

"These are jointly shared principles, although the pitfalls lie in the detail", she said.

To deal with future military threats to Europe, Merkel pointed out that the European Union had already agreed to "build up complementary capabilities to NATO".

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