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Germany at the G7 summit For free trade and multilateralism

At the G7 summit in Canada, Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated, above all, free trade and multilateralism. She also called for "significant progress" to be made on implementing the Minsk agreements. All in all, she reported before the summit came to a close, there had been "extremely frank, and in some cases controversial discussions". more

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La Malbaie, 8/9 June 2018: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting this year's G7 meeting

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada, in discussion with President Donald Trump open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

The French, British, Italian, Japanese, Canadian, American and German leaders come together for the informal forum. The EU is also represented at all meetings.

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Several working sessions were dedicated to traditional topics including the global economy, trade, climate change mitigation, development cooperation and foreign policy.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada, in discussion with European Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

The punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imposed by President Donald Trump shortly before the summit overshadowed the two-day meeting.

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Intensive discussions continued between the seven working sessions.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with President Donald Trump open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

At the G7 summit, the Chancellor again called for free trade and multilateralism.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with other G7 summit participants in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Germany, Canada, Japan, France, the UK and Italy agreed on a joint communique at the close of the G7 summit.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with the other participants at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Also on the agenda: boosting economic growth, gender equality and empowering women, clean energy and healthy oceans

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a working session at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

The leaders stand by their joint communique, although Donald Trump subsequently withdrew his support.

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a working session at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

The outreach meeting thereafter focused on protecting our oceans, seas and coastal regions.

ChancellorAngela Merkel at a working session with outreach partners at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada open popup unnamed Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

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