G7 summit kicks off in Canada

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Added On June 10, 2018

The Group of Seven summit has kicked off in Canada.
 
The G7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Japan and the United States.
 
Amid raising concerns over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, this year's meeting is expected to be a tough one between the United States and its allies.
 
The leaders of the G7?meet every year to discuss collaboration on issues like world economy, climate change, security and peace.
 
The official themes for this year's summit include increasing investments and creating jobs to boost growth and advancing gender equality.
 
However, the confrontation over Washington's unilateral decision to impose metal tariffs on imports from the EU and Canada might dominate the summit.
 
Trump's rejection of the global climate accord and Iran nuclear deal have also divided the G7.
 
Upon his arrival in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, U.S. President Donald Trump had a brief discussion with French President Emmanuel Macron on issues concerning trade and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
 
Before departing for this year's summit, Trump said Russia should be invited back into the G7 meeting.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) DONALD TRUMP, US President
"Russia should be in this meeting. Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting  And I would recommend, and it's up to them, but Russia should be in the meeting. They should be a part of it."
 
Russia was suspended from the multilateral group in 2014 due to its conflicting opinions and practices with Ukraine on the Crimea issue.