US President Donald Trump will attend a G7 summit with leaders of the world’s main economies in Sicily, Italy, on the final leg of his first international journey.
A troublesome debate is anticipated on points together with commerce and local weather change.
The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The EU additionally has representatives.
4 of group’s leaders – together with Mr Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa Could – will likely be sitting across the desk for the primary time.
Recent from his public dressing down of Nato leaders for not spending enough on defence, Mr Trump is anticipated to be simply as able to tackle his G7 counterparts, the BBC’s James Landale in Sicily reviews.
There will likely be settlement on the necessity to do extra to deal with violent extremism, and there will likely be critical dialogue with Japan’s prime minister concerning the risk from North Korea, our correspondent says.
The summit comes simply days after Monday’s lethal bombing in Manchester wherein 22 folks – together with youngsters – have been killed.
Mrs Could is anticipated to induce world leaders to do extra to fight on-line extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”.
The 2-day G7 summit will formally open at 09:30 GMT in Sicily’s picturesque city of Taormina.
Disagreements are almost certainly to return over local weather change and commerce, our correspondent there says. Mr Trump will likely be urged to not abandon the 2015 Paris settlement to deal with world warming; and he’ll resist strikes to restrict protectionism in world commerce.
Talking forward of the summit, White Home financial adviser Gary Cohn predicted a “pretty strong dialogue” in Sicily, Reuters reviews.
Addressing a Nato summit in Brussels on Thursday, Mr Trump warned that each one members of the alliance ought to contribute extra financially on defence.
“Large quantities of cash” have been owed, he stated, voicing a long-held US concern that others are usually not paying sufficient.
Nato states’ contributions are voluntary and a goal of spending 2% of GDP on defence is barely a suggestion.
The bloc later agreed that member-states would report again yearly on defence spending to Nato.
It additionally stated it might take an even bigger function within the marketing campaign towards IS militants, however France and Germany have insisted the transfer is usually symbolic.
The G7 summit brings Mr Trump’s first international tour as US president to a detailed. Earlier within the week, he stated he was “extra decided than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Earlier than that, he vowed to assist Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace, as he ended the Middle East leg of his tour.
He started his international journey with a two-day cease in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, urging Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation.