US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will bounce a meeting of Group of Seven Ministers this week in France, the State Department informed Tuesday, amid insistent tensions between Europe and US President Donald Trump.
The officials did not unfold the absence of Mike Pompeo. But the step comes amid a lengthy list of controversy, including the US declination of international agreements on ending the nuclear program and combating climate change.
The State Department told that State Deputy Secretary, John Sullivan would represent the United States and be combined by David Hale, the high-level US career diplomat, at the discussions on Friday and Saturday in Dinard on the Brittany coast.
A statement from state department explained, Sullivan “ will engage in discussions on a broad range of issues, including the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, destabilizing Iranian behavior in the Middle East, the responsible conduct of states in cyberspace and the final denuclearization of North Korea”.
Questioned to clarify the absence of Mike Pompeo, State Department representative Robert Palladino told, “ trans-Atlantic alliances are stronger than ever,” without giving any specific reason.
State Department representative Robert Palladino told US State Secretary has “full faith” in Sullivan “and his ability to advance America’s national security interests.
US State Secretary will already be viewing a number of his G7 equivalent and in Washington at a 70th-anniversary assembling of the NATO alliance, but he has no declaration contrasting assignation later in the week.
The group of Seven is the prevailing club of utmost industrialized democracies, with their summits often directing the global agenda.
The French anchors are no doubt consciousness of lessons from the last G7 in Canada, where the US President declined to sign the final bulletin and directly condemned his anchor, Prime Minister Justin Truden, over trade policies.