Following the G7 summit in Britain, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, leaders of the Group of Seven agreed to coordinate more closely in their response to the challenges posed by China.
The approach of G7 countries towards China will be “much much more closely”, said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the summit.
According to a source, Trudeau led a G7 discussion of China on Saturday and called for a unified approach. The G7 needs to “stand strong and united” on China and agreed on a common approach towards that end.
“What we really came together clearly to say and put forward today was a need to speak with one voice, a need to coordinate much more closely our working together and our focus,” said Trudeau during a televised news conference.
As a case in point, the G7 agreed to help developing nations with an infrastructure plan that rivals China’s Belt and Road initiative, which has led many countries into a debt trap.
On issues, including climate change, the G7 agreed that they needed to work with China, said Trudeau.
“There are areas where we need to challenge China directly, for example on human rights. So a firm united position such as the one we established here at the G7 will continue to show our approach based on shared values and respect for international rights is good not just for us but the planet,” said Trudeau.