G7 summit in Taormina in Sicily. First the first family photo, in the old theater. So, the way to work under the Italian presidency, immediately coming to the merits of the main topics on the table, from terrorism to climate, from trade to security.
“We are looking for results at the G7, we know that it will not be a simple confrontation, but the spirit of Taormina can help us in the right direction,” said Gentiloni. “The extraordinary history and beauty around us I think can make a very important contribution to the G7 leaders and help the international community to respond to the people: on terrorism and security we will make an important statement” and tackle the themes of “climate change, Large migratory flows and world trade, which depend on so many places in the world, “added the premier.
Migrants are one of the issues at the top of the table. “A good compromise has been reached on migrants: the global approach to the problem is acknowledged, even with the long-term involvement of countries of origin and shared responsibility”. This is explained by Italian diplomatic sources following the dossier. The actual discussion at the G7 table “will be tomorrow” and it is “obviously to continue working on the two paragraphs” ad hoc of the final text, but “there is no problem” with the Americans who have called for greater attention to security .
“While supporting the human rights of migrants and refugees, we reaffirm the sovereign rights of states to control their borders and set clear limits to the net immigration levels as key elements of their national security and economic well-being,” reads A draft of the G7 final document, still undergoing an open negotiation, which Ansa has been able to view.
“The management and control of migrant flows requires, while taking into account the distinction between refugees and economic emigrants, both an emergency and a long-term approach”. And for the latter, the leaders of the G7 “agree to establish partnerships to help countries create in their borders the conditions that resolve the causes of migration.”
Foreign Policy and Security: This is the central theme of the seven-day breakfast that opened today the G7 summit. Among the evocative themes, I took up again in the afternoon: the situation in Ukraine, with the European will to keep sanctions with Russia, the terrorist alarm after the recent bombing of Manchester, the North Korean nuclear threat. Work, which will continue until tomorrow, started with a slight delay compared to forecasts. US President Donald Trump has come last and late: he has been waiting for the other leaders for over a dozen minutes.
The seven leaders of the G7 then signed the declaration against terrorism. It was then British Prime Minister Theresa May to hold the text of the statement at the time of the photo of the leaders after the joint signature of the document. The Big Seven then greeted kisses and hugs May, who immediately left the summit to return to London. “Thanks, thank you,” May said after signing. “Thank you for the support shown to the United Kingdom in the face of the terrible Manchester attack,” said May. “I think it is important to demonstrate this determination of all countries to fight terror and protect our citizens.” “It is a strong message of friendship, closeness and solidarity to Britain” after what happened in Manchester last few days, Gentiloni said.
On the climate and the fate of the Paris agreement among the leaders of the G7, there is still no common position for the final statement: Canadian government sources explain how this issue is still “unresolved”.
On climate, the US President “is inclined to understand European positions, wants to hear clearly what European leaders have to say,” said White House economics adviser Gary Cohn, speaking with journalists alongside and reiterating that Conclusions of the G7 “the president wants to have an open dialogue.”
After the family photo, the Big Seven walked on foot, under the oversight of large law enforcement, the
Historical center of Taormina. At first Donald Trump was missing, probably for safety reasons, which reached them on the lookout. Then the last short walk to the San Domenico Palace, which houses the works. You’re together, Trump alone. The walk in the center emblemically sums up the positions of this G7. The
President of the United States has not yet decided his position on the Paris climate agreement, and does not appear in
Tune with colleagues on the issue of migrants.
Earlier rumors with European allies appeared yesterday at the NATO Summit in Brussels: Trump recalled the commitment made to Glasgow by the Allies
I would spend up to 2% of the defense and did not want to engage in mutual defense within the Alliance. Moreover, Der Spiegel argues that the White House tenant has called the “bad” Germans, given their trade surplus. Today, another session of the summit will be dedicated to the economy and sustainable growth. And that will be the occasion to enter into the merits of some of the most spiked knots of the Taormina summit: from climate to international trade, before suspending work for the evening program. All of the lightening between the concert of the Filarmoncica della Scala in Milan and the dinner, with consorts, offered by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.According to the morning work will resume with the first session devoted to Africa, the development and innovation of the continent. The confrontation will be expanded to ‘outreach’ countries (presidents of Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Niger and Tunisia). Afterwards, they will move on to deepen issues of immigration, food security and gender equality. It will officially conclude the work, Always tomorrow, the lunch that before the final press conferences will see the Greater of Earth face global relations more and more, returning also to economic and trade issues. With the leaders, they participate in the works, The African Union, the African Development Bank, the OECD, the UN, the IMF and the World Bank. “Ready to engage G7 leaders on many issues such as economic growth, terrorism and security,” is Trump’s tweet, just after the opening ceremony of the Taormina G7 in the beautiful scenery of the Greek Theater. “Just arrived In Italy for the G7. The trip has been great, we have created and saved billions of dollars and millions of jobs in the United States, “he had pointed out shortly before in another Trump tweet, arriving at the end of his first trip abroad, which led him In recent days in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Italy and Belgium, and now again in Italy.Trump is also “assessing” what to do about the future of US sanctions to Russia, said White House Economic Advisor Gary Cohn Speaking with journalists on the Air Force One in Sicily for the G7. “We do not have a position at the moment,” Cohn said to questions about what the US administration’s approach to sanctions is, and to point out that Trump’s options are different. Cohn went on to say that he was convinced that Russia would be the topic of discussion at the G7. I expect the G7 to show unity on Ukraine and that sanctions to Russia be confirmed until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, said President Ue Donald Tusk ‘Start of the summit. Meanwhile, Moscow calls on NATO to stop the “clash policy” with Russia “before it’s too late.” Thus a note from the Foreign Ministry published on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the formal birth of relations with the Atlantic Alliance and the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the Nato-Russia Council. “The growing worsening of relations is not a choice of Russia, but a direct result of the destructive line chosen by the bloc.”