(SW) – France and the European Union are keeping up their support for the Group of Seven commitments. An official with the French presidency told Reuters that anyone departing from those commitments would be showing their “incoherence and inconsistency.”
It was a reference to President Trump, who tweeted Saturday that the U.S. does not endorse the G7 statement signed by the six other countries attending the economic summit in Canada. It called for international cooperation in free trade and fighting protectionism. The French official, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said that international cooperation cannot depend on being angry and on sound bites.