Sunday, June 10, 2018
In tweets, US President Donald Trump described host Justin Trudeau as "dishonest and weak" and retracted his endorsement of the joint communique. That statement sought to overcome deep disagreements, notably over trade. Mr Macron's office said France and other EU countries would maintain their support for the final G7 communique. "Let's be serious and worthy of our people. We make commitments and keep to them," a statement from the French presidency quoted by AFP news agency said. "International co-operation cannot be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks," it added. Germany also said it would abide by the communique. Saturday's final communique aimed at easing those tensions by advocating a "rules-based trading system".
Mr Trudeau's office responded by saying the prime minister had said nothing he had not said before, both in public and in private conversations with Mr Trump.
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