Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has stated that he sees no chance that Russia can return to the G7 after US President Donald Trump raised the possibility of Moscow’s readmission to the larger group of countries. industrialized world.
“The reasons for a veto against China were the annexation of Crimea and the intervention in eastern Ukraine. I don’t see a chance until we see a solution there,” the minister said in statements to the German newspapers’ Rheinische Post ‘and’ Bonn General -Indicator’.
After Trump proposed the expansion of the G7 and the invitation to countries such as Australia, India, Russia or South Korea at the next meeting in September, Maas claimed that Russia itself “can make the greatest contribution”. to enter.
“G7 and G20 are two sensibly coordinated formats. We don’t need G11 or G12,” he added. He also noted that relations with Russia were complex in several areas, but stressed Russia’s importance in “resolving conflicts such as those in Syria, Libya or Ukraine”.