Trudeau warns of difficult talks between G7 leaders on intractable issues

  • Trudeau warns of difficult talks between G7 leaders on intractable issues

Trudeau warns of difficult talks between G7 leaders on intractable issues

Asked by reporters whether the problem with Trump was that he "didn't care about being isolated", Macron said: "You say the U.S. president doesn't care at all".

"In this environment, above all we always have to stay polite, stay productive and try to convince (them), to keep the United States on board because they are our historical ally and we need them", Macron told a news conference held with Trudeau in Ottawa on Friday.

The French president took a firm stance against President Donald Trump's isolationist policies, as he spoke in Canada alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Emmanuel Macron has called on other members of the G7 to stand up to Donald Trump's trade policies in the face of what he described as the threat of a new USA "hegemony".

When it comes to pork and other porcine products, Mexico is the biggest importer of goods produced in the U.S.by volume, and pork producers in the country will now be subject to a tariff of 20 percent on a range of goods, including pork leg and shoulder, and ham, according to a Mexican presidential decree that announced the tariffs.

"That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable", Trudeau said, according to the Associated Press.

Grodzinski said she reacted to the CNN report with disbelief.

A French presidency official said that while G7 members would raise their unhappiness over the tariffs with Mr Trump, they would not deliver an ultimatum that he drop them because the summit "isn't the place where you negotiate things like that".

Kudlow said the USA president was moving toward that scenario. The announcement came as talks stalled between the U.S., Canada and Mexico over renegotiating the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.

The US imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from its allies - the EU, Canada and Mexico - last week.

Macron took his metaphor further, explaining that "in Paris we're not in the habit of commenting on how it went-if it's hot, if it's cold, if it's warm, if it's bad".

While Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, called trade tensions shadowing the summit "a family quarrel", finance ministers from the six other nations issued a rare public rebuke during a preliminary meeting last week, saying they would retaliate against the American tariffs.

While it has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from across the world, riling up allies in Europe, Asia and Canada, it has yet to enact any of the China-specific levies it has threatened.

In a statement from Elysee Palace ahead of the call, Macron said the tariff decision was "illegal" and "a mistake on many points".

Ulrich Adam, director general of Spirits Europe, said: "The US and European Union spirits sectors are closely intertwined".

Macron expressed support for Trump in his expected summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, but also warned that the U.S. president's abrogation last month of a 2015 multilateral deal on the Iranian nuclear programme, cast doubt on the credibility of such agreements.