Macron's side projects at the G-7
summit were also failures.
Asked if he had signed off on a statement that Macron intends to give on behalf of G-7
on Iran, Trump said: "I haven't discussed this.
The Group of Seven is more than forty years old and, except from 1994 till 2014, when the Russian Federation was a co-opted member of G-7
(then called G-8) the world's seven richest countries met every year to discuss global economic, political and security issues and how to retain the edge of Western democracies in world affairs.
'It's a brutal blow to a summit of significant success, both in substance and in presentation,' said John Kirton, director of the University of Toronto's G-7
vowed "a more forceful and balanced policy mix" to "achieve a strong, sustainable and balanced growth pattern", taking each country's circumstances into account, while continuing efforts to put public debt on a sustainable path.
Aso said that George Osborne, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer and chair of the G-7
talks, quoted the February statement when kicking off the first-day discussions in Aylesbury near London.
statement also took note of developments regarding the debt crisis in Europe and said the focus should be on "quick and full implementation of the agreements" that have been reached to deal with debt burdens in countries facing problems.
summit will focus on global economy and stability of financial markets.
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G-7
-- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- issued a rare warning in late October, saying they were ''concerned'' about the excessive volatility in the exchange rate of the yen.
-- The G-7
will remain vigilant to downside risks such as tight and volatile energy markets and rising inflation expectations in some countries.
Mortality rates in the G-7
countries will continue their decline as science alters the face of medicine, said the National Institute of Health (NIH), which funded the survey by the research firm base in Los Altos, California.
The Group of Seven (G-7
) leading industrial nations is unable to unveil a membership list of a new global financial forum because it is still considering whether to admit Indonesia, an international financial source said Monday.