Germany's Merkel sees tough G7 talks, warns on trade issues
Germany's Merkel sees tough G7 talks, warns on trade issues
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10 June, 2018, 14:32
In Germany's first-ever "Chancellor's Question Time", Angela Merkel fielded lawmakers' inquiries in the Bundestag on issues ranging from immigration to strained relations with Washington.
Merkel responded that the G-7 is defined by its members' respect of worldwide law and Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 was a "flagrant breach" of that. She said Russia's removal was "unavoidable".
Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday that Germany will work to ensure that the summit's communique doesn't fall below what was agreed at last year's G-7 and Group of 20 summits.
Merkel told the German Bundestag (German parliament) on Wednesday that there is a serious problem with multilateral agreements and that is why there will be controversies, particularly on worldwide trade, climate protection and development policies.
Merkel said in Berlin Thursday that, as long as there is no fundamental United Nations reform, "we should, whenever a European member state gets a non-permanent United Nations seat. coordinate these seats Europe-wide and make them practically European seats".
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Merkel vowed to enter the talks "in good faith" but stressed that there must be "no compromise for its own sake" and that a final statement by the host Canada, rather than a joint communique, "may be the more honest way".
"I'm in favor of talks with Russian Federation", she said, "But keeping in mind the differences we have".
At Wednesday's roughly one-hour session, questions and answers were kept to a maximum of a minute each, with no follow-up questions, and the calm but concentrated atmosphere was far from the lively question time in London.
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The two leaders also deliberated on initiating a joint project in Afghanistan which will be in the sphere of capacity building. Modi arrived here on Saturday afternoon for a two-day visit to attend the annual SCO Summit.
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