Theresa May said wants to pay a particular tribute to her Canadian counterpart for his leadership and skilful chairing during the G7 summit. The UK prime minister also urges Donald Trump to ‘honour G7 commitments’ after disowning joint communique, BBC reported.
A result of two days of negotiation between the world leaders is their joint communique, in which national leaders agreed actions and a shared approach on some of the most pressing challenges facing the international community.
“The communique was agreed by all the parties who attended the G7 and we fully intend to honour it,”
a Downing Street spokesperson told at a regular Westminster briefing.
But after President Trump attacked Canada and the UK in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada, the status quo was imbalanced. According to the US President, PM Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak” and “acts hurt when called out”. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Mr Trump’s change of heart on the joint communiqué as “sobering and a little depressing”.
In Monday’s update in the Commons, Theresa May described the summit to MPs as “difficult” adding that there were some “very candid discussions” between the attendees, which included the UK, Japan, Canada, the US, Italy, Germany and France. The head of the UK’s government also expressed her “deep disappointment” at the “unjustified” imposition of tariffs on American imports of European steel and aluminium.
Trump’s unwillingness to find a compromise Ms May interpreted as a certain signal and cautioned against a “tit-for-tat escalation” with the US, while Jeremy Corbyn went further. The Labour leader blamed Donald Trump’s “America first” policy for what he described as the “failed” G7 summit in Quebec. In particular, Corbyn said that,
“That has meant the dismantling of multilateral agreements, the pulling out of the Paris climate change accords and the destabilisation of the Iran nuclear deal, and now the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium.”