Russia believes that the idea of including other countries other than those in this group at the G7 conference is generally a step in the right direction. But it is not truly representative, in fact, because it is difficult to implement the group's serious global initiatives without China.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday that in general, the idea of expansion of the G7 is a step in the right direction. But not really a true representation. He said that it is clear that it is difficult to implement serious global initiatives without China.
He said that we currently have an efficient, tried and tested format, such as the G20, which includes the G7 group, the BRICS and other major centers of economic development and political influence across the world, not just a part of it Only.
Let us tell you that this reaction of Russia came when on Monday, US President Donald Trump spoke to his counterpart and Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the phone on many other issues including expansion of G7.
President Trump had advocated making this globally more accountable and representative by including other countries in the Group of Seven. Earlier last month, Trump had deferred the G7 summit to be held in the US until September, saying he would like to invite India, Russia, South Korea, and Australia for talks earlier. Explain that the G7 summit was to be held in Washington from June 10 to 12 via video conferencing.