China Upset Over US Inviting India, Russia To G7
As the president of G7, Trump wants to invite India, Australia, South Korea and Russia to the group. And he has already sent his invites to the countries. But he is yet to receive confirmation from those nations.
China criticized US move on G7
China said that any move to seclude China in the global platform was doomed to fail. It said that China believed all international organizations and conferences should be conducive to mutual trust between countries. It further said that any attempt to make a small circle against China would become unpopular.
Russia yet to respond to the G7 call
Russia was a former ally of G8 before it was expelled from the group in 2014 by then US President Barack Obama. Obama took the strong step of ousting Russia from the group after Russia took Crimea. Since then Russia had developed a close strategic partnership with China. But the reports are that Russia has shown interest in joining the group.
G7 is a group of seven developed economies – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. The group members hold annual presidency and they meet once every year. This year, the G7 group is expected to meet in September.
The group president can invite head of the states to discuss global issues. Last year, India joined the group at the invitation of French President Emanuel Macron. This year, US President Trump wants India and three other countries to attend the G7 meet.