In Paris, Macron's office said it wouldn't make sense and pointed out that the latest country to impose economic sanctions on Russian Federation was the U.S. Italy's new premier, Giuseppe Conte, tweeted that he agreed with Trump, saying: "Russia should go back into the G-8". But after Russia's intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, Western leaders sought to isolate Vladimir Putin's government. The group, which welcomed new members India and Pakistan, as well as the presidents of Iran and Mongolia, pledged to increase cooperation on energy and agriculture and create more favourable conditions on trade and investment.
"I will continue to make the case as I have done within the European Council of the importance of those sanctions against Russian Federation".
The G-7 still represents almost half the world's total gross domestic product, but it has slipped behind the nations of the SCO, when economic power is measured using a formula that adjusts for the relative value of currencies and their purchasing power.
"But I think this is a technicality", he said.
Moreover, later news came that Trump had not only mentioned the possibility of a meeting but also invited Putin to Washington.
He said: "The relationship between Russian Federation and China is a friendly, neighbourly one, developing in states in the spirit of over-arching strategic partnership".
Mr Trump was already at odds with the rest of the group - the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan - over the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium.
France's president Emmanuel Macron also put a fearless face on the encounter. You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run.
Mr Macron - who has cultivated a close relationship with Mr Trump over recent months - stressed that the USA was isolated.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday floated an idea to set up a way to resolve trade disputes between the United States and its allies. "Today, friendly Russian Federation successfully resolves issues of improving public administration, sustainable development and modernization of the economy, improving welfare of the people", President Aliyev said in his message.
The last meeting between Trump and Putin was a brief exchange in Vietnam last November.
Elsewhere in her remarks, May underscored the need to stop having tit-for-tat actions in a trade war between the European Union and the USA which began after Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key allies.
At the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Trump will hold bilateral meetings with Macron and Trudeau, in addition to attending working sessions with all of the G-7 leaders. "Everyone agreed, including President Trump". "We need to reject selfish, short-sighted and closed policies, uphold the rules of the World Trade Organization, support the multilateral trading system and build an open world economy".
"It is nothing unusual and should be taken calmly, without irony", he said.
"Our relationship is very good", Trump said.