Berlin: The discussion with US President Donald Trump at the G7 Conference in Canada, was boring and disheartening, criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the same time, Merkel also warned that the European Union will reply strongly to the taxes imposed by the United States on the European countries. The tension between the European countries and the United States seems to be worsening after the G7 conference and against this background the German Chancellor also expressed a possibility of increasing cooperation with Russia.
The disputes between the United States and the European countries were prominently seen in the G7 conference. US President Trump left the conference midway and left for Singapore. The joint declaration of the G7 conference was made only after Trump had left the conference. But Trump created a sensation by withdrawing from the declaration on the trade and other issues.
Strong reactions are being received on the Trump withdrawal and the criticism showered by him upon Canada and the other countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired a salvo of criticism on Trump’s position during an interview. ‘The discussion with US President Donald Trump at the G7 Conference in Canada, was boring and disheartening and nothing much was achieved from the discussion,’ said Merkel.
Merkel also warned that the European countries have maintained their stand on the trade issue and if the United States continues with its decision to impose taxes, the Union will take a collective retaliatory action. US President Donald Trump, since the past few months has been pursuing the America First policy aggressively, and has imposed taxes on the imports from China, Canada, Japan along with the European countries. Despite repeated discussions with the European leaders, Trump has maintained his aggressive stance.
While the tension between the European countries and the United States is rising on the trade and other issues. Chancellor Merkel has justified the stance for continuation of dialogue with Russia. Merkel further said, that many issues like Ukraine and Syria require participation from Russia, but at the same time, Merkel also claimed that the proposal presented for Russian entry into G7 was not very satisfactory.