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G7 Format Is Dead

US President Donald J. Trump speaks during a press conference on the closing day of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, 26 August 2019. (Photo: IAN LANGSDON, EPA-EFE)

The G7 summit took place in France’s Biarritz in the period from August 24 to August 26 involving leaders of the US, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the UK, as well as the top EU bureaucrat Donald Tusk.

The G7 participants released a surprisingly short joint statement adressing a very limited number of global questions:

The G7 Leaders wish to underline their great unity and the positive spirit of the debates. The G7 Summit organized by France in Biarritz has successfully produced agreements by the Heads of State and Government themselves on several points summarized below:

Trade

The G7 is committed to open and fair world trade and to the stability of the global economy.
The G7 requests that the Finance Ministers closely monitor the state of the global economy. 
Therefore, the G7 wishes to overhaul the WTO to improve effectiveness with regard to intellectual property protection, to settle disputes more swiftly and to eliminate unfair trade practices.
The G7 commits to reaching in 2020 an agreement to simplify regulatory barriers and modernize international taxation within the framework of the OECD.

Iran

We fully share two objectives: to ensure that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons and to foster peace and stability in the region.

Ukraine

France and Germany will organize a Normandy format summit in the coming weeks to achieve tangible results.

Libya

We support a truce in Libya that will lead to a long-term ceasefire.
We believe that only a political solution can ensure Libya’s stability.
We call for a well-prepared international conference to bring together all the stakeholders and regional actors relevant to this conflict.
We support in this regard the work of the United Nations and the African Union to set up an inter-Libyan conference.

Hong Kong

The G7 reaffirms the existence and importance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 on Hong Kong and calls for violence to be avoided.

After the G7 in 2018, when US President Donald Trump withdrew its signature from the final declaration, the 2019 was shown by some mainstream media outlets as a success. However, it’s just another indication that the format is dying after the exclusion of Russia.

No surprise that the return of Russia in fact became one of the key topics during the G7 summit. The Guardian even reproted that there was a kind of scandal on this topic with the US leader openly arguing that Russia should be returned.

G7 Format Is Dead

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS

“Russia be readmitted to the group, rejecting arguments that it should remain an association of liberal democracies, according to diplomats at the summit in Biarritz.

The disagreement led to heated exchanges at a dinner on Saturday night inside the seaside resort’s 19th-century lighthouse. According to diplomatic sources, Trump argued strenuously that Vladimir Putin should be invited back, five years after Russia was ejected from the then G8) for its annexation of Crimea.

Of the other leaders around the table, only Giuseppe Conte, the outgoing Italian prime minister, offered Trump any support, according to this account. Shinzo Abe of Japan was neutral. The rest – the UK’s Boris Johnson, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, the EU council president, Donald Tusk, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron – pushed back firmly against the suggestion,” The Guardian reported.

The report was followed by an official statement by Trump that having Russia in the group “is better than having them outside” the G7. So, The Guardian’s report part regarding Trump’s stance on the topic was true. At the same time, the newspaper claimed that all others were against. Let’s take a closer look:

  • Italy supported the idea.
  • The report claimed that Japan was neutral. However, in fact, Japan is interested in the expansion of diplomatic formats for the dialogue with Russia, especially regarding the Kuril Islands question. The bilateral talks on this topic is a dead end for Japan because Russia is not going to make any consenquences. The only chance of Shinzo Abe to make some progress is wider formats with help from his Western allies.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron allegedly was against this move during the G7. However, other French statements clearly indicate that Paris will act in the framework of its Big Brother, the US. It is not up to France, that lost a large part of its influence under the new presidency, to decide.
  • German’s Angela Merkel officially linked the return of Russia to the implementing the Minsk agreements related to the situation in eastern Ukraine. Crimea is for a long time beyond the diplomatic rhetoric of Merkel.
  • In fact, the UK and Canada were the only powers really standing against the return of Russia. Since the start of Trump’s first term, the  UK has been the key power representing interests of the Euro-Atlantic establishment. So, there is no surprise in this. At the same time, Canada is not a really independent state that can provide a really independent foreign policy. It’s an open secret that the UK still appoints a Governor General of Canada that has a wide range of options to impact the Canadian policy – for example, to dissolve the Parliament.
  • The EU council president Donald Tusk was also against, according to The Guardian. However, it remains unclear what did he do there. It’s the G7, not the G7 + “EU buerocrats”. If there is a decision to invite various persons to summit to make fun, SouthFront recommends to invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in 2020. He would use his comedian skills  to make a great show for the participants.
G7 Format Is Dead

David Lipton (IMF), Moussa Faki (AUC), David Malpass (World Bank), Scott Morrison (Australia), Antonio Guterres (UN), Narendra Modi (India), Guy Ryder (ILO), Pedro Sanchez (Spain), Angel Gurria (OECD), Akinwumi Adesina (African Development Bank). Front: Boris Johnson (UK), Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Abdel Sisi (Egypt), Shinzo Abe (Japan), Justin Trudeau (Canada), Donald Trump (US), Emmanuel Macron (France), Angela Merkel (Germany), Macky Sall (Senegal), Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Sebastián Piñera (Chile), Guiseppe Conte (Italy), Donald Tusk (EC) Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

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  • Nofearorfavor

    Thank you for this excellent summary. Without exaggerating, most in the photo represent the global rogues gallery of shame. Kagame along with all the other cabal stooges, immediately brings to mind the bloody massacres in Rwanda. What a mockery most of these people present of a supposedly civilised World.

    • gustavo

      Maybe Kagame fix within this group…….group of criminal liders ?

      • Nofearorfavor

        For sure! But the good of it all, is that people all over the world are sick to the soul of all their lies, filth and the genocide they conduct on innocents all globally. To my mind Gustavo, the cabal’s agenda goes way beyond their full spectrum global dominance, one world government agenda and involves the evermore disastrous, accelerating earth changes witnessed globally. Few will agree, because its too unpalatable to contemplate what it portends. But the global few, considering themselves to be safely ensconced in their cosy DUMBS, when the shtf, want full control of all earth’s resources, of which the areas these swines are attacking — are all key … the ME including Iran, Russia, Venezuela, China (rare earth minerals)– even Europe must not fall under Russia’s interests, both the Arctic and Antarctica. But their evil plans are delayed and flummoxed completely by the massive resistance they encountered in Syria and are encountering all over the globe. I love it, as the indomitable Syrians refused to given in and when Russia then came to their aid in 2015, more than anything, it re-established one’s faith that the inner goodness and basic integrity of humanity remains alive and well!! That no matter the religious beliefs, race or culture — the one Almighty God they follow, they will stand up for and slay the false god, the cabal wants to ram down humanity’s throat. But yes, the Play of the Infinite Universe, now unfolding in our neck of the woods, none can ignore, for it’s the one factor beyond puny human control– despite the cabal’s ongoing shenanigans with HAARP. As the old saying goes, applicable to all Holy Writings — “What you sow, you shall reap!” Not a religious freak in anyway,, still the Law of Cause and Effect forever remains immutable.

  • Charles Homer

    As shown in this article, Russia and China recently formalized their newfound bilateral co-operation:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/putin-and-xi-defeating-american.html

    The leaders of both Russia and China have a very clear grasp of the new multipolar reality facing the American Empire and are preparing to become the world’s next superpower.

  • antoun

    fuck fuck UE fuck DUSK BREXIT FREXIT FREXIT!!!LONG LIVE UPR!!!!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Fuck UAE too :)

  • The wise G7 said ” We believe that only a political solution can ensure Libya’s stability ” in a meeting taking place in france
    🤣🙃🙂🤣🙃🙂🤣🤣🙃🙂🙂 plonk!

  • klove and light

    picture—-the best target a cruise Missile could have ever had!!!…okokok bibi and prince are missing….ggg

  • AM Hants

    Since they refused to turn up for the G8 summit, held in Russia, back in 2014, Russia has been the main topic of conversation for the declining nations. They have absolutely nothing else to talk about, for some reason.

    There is a nice article, over on Stalker Zone, with regards the US stressing at Russia’s new submarines. Not sure why, owing to the fact that Russia has been rolling them off the conveyor belt, for the past few years. Balistic, attack, which can use cruise missiles or conventional, plus, the ‘Black Hole’ submarines.

    The US will not have any new balistic missiles, till at least 2029 and then factor another decade, owing to them arriving late to the party, and seriously over budget. The UK, the new deterrent, will also be due around the same time, and no doubt, will have problems owing to being late for delivery. Russia, is regularly replacing her balistics, with many more in various stages of build. The same as her precision attack submarines.

    Chinese Media Spoke About the US’ Fear of Russia’s New Submarines… https://www.stalkerzone.org/chinese-media-spoke-about-the-us-fear-of-russias-new-submarines/

  • S Melanson

    This article states Canada is not really independent and has no independent foreign policy.

    I agree on a certain level but it has nothing to do with who appoints the Governor General of Canada, which is a ceremonial position that wields little effective power.

    Whoever wrote this should know better.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Canada and Australia are British colonies with the ugly hag perverted “Queen” as their head of state, same goes for tiny NZ, at least it has a decent government with Jacinda Ardern and does not overtly jump up and down on Americunt masters commands. Canada, UK and Australia are the worst arsekissers and shameless poodles.

      • Brother Ma

        Why is Canada there? It is not in top seven economies is it?

    • Brother Ma

      That is what Australia thought too. Then the Governor General sacked Australia’s Prime Minister! It was called The Dismissal and is still a wound for those old enough to remember! Too much anglo-american CIA intrigue in Aust to this day.

    • goingbrokes

      Check the constitution – if Queen Elizabeth II is Canada’s head of state, she is above the Parliament, and the Governor General is her representative. The fact that they have not used their power for a while doesn’t mean they don’t have it. (And it probably means things are going as planned.) A sovereign people do not need a Governor General. It used to be the definition of a colony, to have a Governor General. US fought for their independence, they don’t have GG.

  • ColinNZ

    G7 = NATO + US-occupied Japan.

    Anyone with an IQ in double figures can see how globally irrelevant that is.

    • Icarus Tanović

      You put that nice.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Just look at the chart of reality I posted above. G-7 is a deadbeat imploding Zionist arsekissers fuckfest and bears no resemblance to economic and geo-strategic power which is now Asia centric.

  • Icarus Tanović

    As soon as Israel gets rid of small pox viruses, that acquired in ’78 in England in some sabotage operation, and more and most importantly get rid of all nukes it has, Iran will MAYBE stop developing a nuclear program. Period.

  • Snowglobe

    Trump should suggest that the next meeting be held in Sochi. It will be one step closer to completely wiping Obama from the history books.

    “President Obama was not happy that this [Crimea annexation] happened because it was embarrassing to him, right? It was very embarrassing to him, and he wanted Russia to be out of what was called the G-8,” Trump said in France. “And that was his determination. He was outsmarted by Putin. He was outsmarted,” he (Trump) insisted.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Let’s get real, the so-called G-7 is a pathetic joke, most of the world’s biggest economies are outside this arsekissers deadbeat bankrupt club of racist warmongers. Russia and China also have a lot to account for by being patsies for the Americunt warmongers and Zionist scum. They played along in all Zionist/NATO wars, destabilization and sanctions, even on Iran and DPRK. Hope they have smelled the roses now. BTW, this is how the REAL world is looking now:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4ed268f05d6bbce34af4258e1a153f3b31e3db8bba824cdf508ada16b97b9ac8.png

    • Brother Ma

      I agree!

  • Spit

    It is not.

    Watch me Salvage this.