Following a formal welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, Putin first with Premier Li Keqiang, telling him that Russia-China trade and economic ties have "gained a good tempo, and we are looking for new spheres of cooperation". Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who U.S. intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win.
"I cordially congratulate you on the state holiday - Russia Day".
The G-7 meeting is not a negotiation.
During a recent Q & A session Putin answered a question about the chances for the WWIII with a quote from the famous physicist Albert Einstein: "I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones".
"This used to be the G8 because Russian Federation was in it, and now Russia's not in it", Trump said outside the White House.
He said: "The relationship between Russian Federation and China is a friendly, neighbourly one, developing in states in the spirit of over-arching strategic partnership". Other members of the Group of Seven are France, Italy, Japan, Germany and Britain.
President Donald Trump, predictably, did not leave his little temper tantrums at the White House.
Ahead of the encounter, the allies made no secret of their anger at Trump's stance, pointed starkly to fears that he is undermining the rules-based world order and driving former USA friends into a damaging trade war. "We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them... shows their incoherence and inconsistency". For the president of the United States to blame his predecessor rather than to understand Russian Federation is our adversary, Russian Federation has taken on behavior that's absolutely reprehensible, including being responsible for shooting a civilian aircraft out of the skies and killing hundreds of people.
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"As for Russia's return to the G7, G8 - we never left it", he said.
The last meeting between Trump and Putin was a brief exchange in Vietnam last November.
While there have been disputes over policy, analysts say the current dust-ups between the Trump administration and longtime US allies point to a potential shift in worldwide dynamics.
In early April, Kremlin aide Vladimir Ushakov said Trump had proposed a meeting with Putin during a telephone call.
"If we're unable to make a deal, we're better off", Trump said. President Trump and I work together.
Previous G7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalization protests, but Trump was a main target of the demonstration as masked anarchists set fire to U.S. flags and those of other G7 nations.
Hussain said that China is a reliable friend and steady partner of Pakistan, and relations between the two countries are unshakable.
At the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Trump will hold bilateral meetings with Macron and Trudeau, in addition to attending working sessions with all of the G-7 leaders.