French President Emmanuel Macron said on August 21 that the G7 summit will not issue a joint communique, the first time since the G7 summit was held in 1975.
The G7 summit will be held in Biarritz, France from the 24th to the 26th. Mark Long said that leaders of the United States and US President Donald Trump have differences in issues such as Iran and climate change, and they believe that the drafting of the joint communique is “meaningless.” This is the first time that the G7 summit has no joint communique.
In 2018, Trump refused to sign the joint communiqué of the G7 summit because of dissatisfaction with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mark Long said that since Trump took office, the work of drafting the G7 summit joint communique has become more difficult.
Mark Long also pointed out that it will only reach an agreement on matters of common concern to all countries, and will draft documents in areas where leaders can reach an agreement, such as supporting African women’s entrepreneurship.