"We should reject selfish, short-sighted, narrow and closed-off policies". I think it would be good for Russian Federation.
They have also sought to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional grouping they created, which meets this weekend. If the G-7 were to expand, it should include India and Brazil, both democracies that have larger economies than Russia's.
Recalling that China and Iran announced the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership during his state visit to Iran in 2016, Xi said the two countries since then have increased cooperation and fully implemented the consensus reached between him and President Rouhani.
It's a startling attack on the leader of the USA neighbor and ally.
Even as the scope of the breakdown over US tariffs became clear, Xi was taking the podium to criticize what he said were new forms of "unilateralism" and "protectionism". Neither country is friendly to the USA, though for different reasons.
Asked in Qingdao about the G-7's tumultuous meeting Friday and Saturday in Canada, Putin focused on the rift between Europe and the United States on tariffs, which he said "is more significant than any emotional outbursts". "Let's remember why the G-8 became the G-7", she said, a reference to Russia's military actions in Ukraine that sparked its ouster from the group. "We are putting emphasis on different formats", Peskov said. He and Xi have met 25 times _ five times previous year alone, according to Putin's foreign affairs adviser, .
Xi and Modi also found common ground on security.
Putin has made 19 trips to China, Geng stressed.
Shortly after Donald Trump won the SC primary in February 2016, I warned in an article co-written with economist Benn Steil that "a Trump presidency threatens the post-World War II liberal worldwide order that American presidents of both parties have so laboriously built up - an order based on free trade and alliances with other democracies".
He emphasized the importance of the group's statement in support of free trade and pointed at US plans to raise tariffs on imported cars in contrast.
"This is quite serious".
"Things happen", Putin added.
During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the assembled leaders, including Rouhani, that the United States withdrawal could "destabilise the situation" but Moscow still supports the "unconditional implementation" of the deal.
"It's important for such meetings - if they take place - to have concrete contents".
In April, the White House confirmed that Trump and Putin discussed the possibility of meeting at the White House "in the "not-too-distant-future" during a phone call the previous month.
"Russia stands for the consistent, rigorous implementation of the JCPOA and would continue to honour all our commitments", Putin further said.
Putin responded: 'It wasn't us who left. We will be ready to greet them all in Moscow'.
"China is willing to work with Russian Federation and other countries to preserve the JCPOA", Xi said. The president said Saturday that re-admitting Russian Federation to the elite club would be "an asset", telling reporters, "we're looking for peace in the world".
"Once again, nothing concrete was said", Putin said, referring to the G-7 statement. "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues".
Speaking from China where Putin was attending a regional security summit, Mr. Peskov said that in their last telephone conversation on March 20 the Russian and USA leaders had also mentioned possibly meeting in Vienna.