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Tusk: Europe remains united despite Trump’s policy

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – President of the European Council Donald Tusk said Thursday that the G7 member states must adhere to the current world order, despite the political direction chosen by the US president.

In an article he wrote in The New York Times on the eve of the G7 summit, Tusk said talks among member states would take place in the light of recent decisions by President Donald Trump.

The president of the European Council said that US decisions on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement and imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe “are unfortunate and disturbing decisions”, but this policy will not affect the unity of the G7.

In his article, Tusk said Europe’s commitment to a global system based on international law was the G7’s main goal. “Those who seek to destroy this regime must know that we will defend it and we will be united in that,” he said.

At the same time, Tusk stressed that he did not want to blame the deterioration of relations between Europe and the United States only for Washington, and said it was important to maintain transatlantic cooperation, and Europe must be prepared to work independently in some cases.

Donald Tusk also reiterated that G7 cooperation is to defend the free world, which violates common values ​​including “equal rights, human dignity and fair laws.” “Russia’s total neglect of these values ​​when attacking Ukraine was one of the reasons why Moscow was expelled from the group European “countries.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she expects tough talks at the G7 summit, which will be held on Oct. 8-8 in Canada, citing serious differences between the United States and its partners.