June 10, 2018 / 11:14 AM / 4 months ago

Germany stands by jointly agreed G7 communique - government spokesman

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany continues to support the Group of Seven communique despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the declaration drawn up at a summit in Canada, a government spokesman said on Sunday.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and other attendees look on at a G7 and Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting as part of a G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

“Germany stands by the jointly agreed communique,” Steffen Seibert said in a short statement.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Adrian Croft

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