German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz declined to attend the G7 Ministerial meeting, which was scheduled for July 29 in Washington. This is reported by Der Spiegel, citing government sources.
According to the Agency, the German Bundestag announced its readiness to send state secretaries of the relevant departments to Washington.
According to the publication, other g-7 countries have also announced that they will not participate in the meeting at the Ministerial level.
In Europe, it is believed that the American president Donald Trump would try to use the event in the midst of the election fight in the United States in his favor. From the point of view of the European members of the Group of Seven, this suggests that Trump is interested вЂњmore in the show than in the dialogue.вЂќ
At the same time, until now, the American side has not even considered the possibility of an alternative вЂ” holding a video conference of Ministers.