Canada Against Returning To G8 Format By Inviting Russia Back
1 month ago
Thu 22nd August 2019 | 11:24 PM
Canada opposes Russia's returning to G7, Reuters news agency reported on Thursday, citing its an anonymous Canadian official
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd August, 2019) Canada opposes Russia's returning to G7, Reuters news agency reported on Thursday, citing its an anonymous Canadian official.
Previously, the Japanese Foreign Ministry's officials expressed the desire to engage in dialogue with Moscow, not ruling out reinstating G8 by bringing Russia back.
"Russia was not invited to this meeting and the prime minister's position, Canada's position, remains the same as last year when this came up as well. The answer was no," the official said, quoted by Reuters.
The G8 format had been in place from 1998-2014, but was reduced to the G7 due to disagreements with Russia regarding the events in Crimea and Ukraine.
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