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G7 leaders urged Trump to stick with Paris climate deal
13:01, 27 May 2017
G7 leaders urged Trump to stick with Paris climate deal

Clear position on this issue is expected from the US by early July

13:01, 27 May 2017

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Six G7 member states called on US President Donald Trump to stick with the Paris climate agreement. This was announced by German Chancellor Merkel on the results of the first G7 summit day in Sicily, according to Deutsche Welle.

According to Merkel, discussions on trade and climate questions were contradictory. 

“We made it clear that we want the U.S. to stick to its commitments,” Merkel told reporters afterwards. 

According to Italian PM, Trump refused to support Paris climate deals. This way or another, clear position on this issue is expected from the US by early July during the scheduled G20 summit in Hamburg. 

Beyond that, Trump was criticized for his refusal to recognize the importance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and threats to adopt "protectionist" measures accordingly. At the same time, G7 countries concurred on anti-terrorist activity issues. Among other things, G7 participants agreed to improve information exchange and increasing pressure on internet corporations, so that the latter would not provide its platforms for extremist organizations.

Paris agreements were signed on April 22, 2016, in terms of UN Convention. They provide for climate change, measures to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the environment from 2020. The deal was prepared instead of Kyoto Protocol during the climate conference in Paris.

Earlier it was reported that Merkel discussed situation in Ukraine during bilateral meeting with Trump.

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