Trump preps for G20 with calls to European Union leaders

Posted July 05, 2017

"According to the usual practice, BRICS leaders will hold an informal meeting ahead of the G-20 summit in Hamburg,"Sputnik quoted Li Baodong, China's Vice Foreign Minister".

"I think what they're hoping to pull off is a world without the US", said Dennison.

"I don't think we'll have unified positions on all issues at the end, but it's sensible and honest to talk to each other on all issues of worldwide diplomacy", she said at a news conference in Berlin.

China and Russian Federation are comprehensive strategic partners of coordination, and it is quite important for them to intensify communication and coordination in dealing with major affairs, said Xi, who had a tete-a-tete with Putin in the Kremlin shortly after his arrival in Moscow.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she expects the Group of 20 leading economies to broadly agree on tackling global terrorism at a summit in Hamburg later this week.

Another British official said no firm plan had yet been made for Trump's state visit to Britain.

Summits of world leaders often are held in exclusive, remote resorts, to easier to control security, but this year's G-20 gathering is in the heart of Hamburg, by design.

"The differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up".

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A fractious first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit with Mr Trump also left European allies wondering where the military alliance goes next.

Much of the media focus will be on the first face-to-face meeting between Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as relations between the two nations sour over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and differing views on Syria and Ukraine. "Nevertheless, it is a fact that parts of German industry are dependent on China".

"We need to ... deepen cooperation in education, culture, science and technology, tourism, health, think tanks, media, football and other fields, implement visa-related and other facilitation measures and bring our two peoples closer to each other", he said.

She also said the U.S. exit from the 2015 Paris climate pact had made Europe "more determined than ever" to make the accord a success.

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