G-7 leaders begin first round of talks

NTD Staff
By NTD Staff
May 26, 2017Worldshare

G-7 leaders, representing the seven major industrialized nations, sat down for the first round of talks in Italy on May 26.

This is President Trump’s first major international summit since taking office. Other newcomers include newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

High on the agenda is the fight against terrorism. Jihadist attacks have killed more than 230 people since 2015.

Another prominent issue is immigration.

Italy chose to stage the summit in Sicily to draw attention to Africa, which is only 140 miles from the island at its closest point across the Mediterranean.

More than half a million migrants, most from sub-Saharan Africa, have reached Italy by boat since 2014.

Italy is eager for rich nations to do much more to help develop Africa’s economy and make it more appealing for migrants to stay in their home countries.

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