G7 Nations Leaders Provide 20 Million Dollars to Fight Amazon Fires

G7 Nations Leaders Provide 20 Million Dollars to Fight Amazon Fires

G7 nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US — agreed to provide $20 million (€17.9 million) in emergency funding to fight the Amazon fires, Euronews reported.

“We will straightaway offer Amazonian countries that signal to us their needs, financial support of at least up to 20 million euros ($22 million),” Macron said.

Macron surprised everyone by holding a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the summit. Some conclusions of this conversation are not clear. Tensions escalated between Iran and the US last year when Trump pulled the country out of the landmark nuclear accord and reimposed tariffs on the Middle Eastern country, defying European powers who remain in favor of the agreement.

.The French president said that G7 leaders were willing to modernize the rules of world trade. «The G7 wants to overhaul the World Trade Organization in order to more efficiently protect intellectual property, solve disputes more quickly and stop unfair practices.”

On the issue of the trade war between the US and China, Macron said that “President Trump clearly showed his willingness to reach an agreement” with China and that France supports such a scenario.

While the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine was not one of the central themes of the summit, Macron did mention during his final press conference that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would soon be holding a summit with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders to try and work out a solution on the crisis.

A much-awaited picture at the G7 summit this year was the first encounter between Trump and Boris Johnson as prime minister of the UK.

The pair met for their first bilateral meeting at the G7 summit in France, with Johnson saying he had made clear the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) was off the table in trade talks with the US.

The new leader is walking the tightrope at the gathering, trying to keep European allies on the side, whilst not angering Trump — he said trade talks with the United States would be tough but there were huge opportunities for British businesses in the US market.

Tamara Kuzmanovic

Writer and journalist for Swiss, Serbian and Singapore media. I worked for the Japanese news agency too. A former United Nations (Geneva) accredited correspondent for 6 years. Based in the Serbian capital Belgrade I've also lived in Switzerland for 12 years. I graduated from College for marketing communication with a degree in advertising, English and public relations. My father was a Serbian MP and Belgrade University professor

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