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G7 rift reflects current unpredictability: PM

11 Jun 2018, 00:50 ( 11 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. Photo Finnish government by Sakari Piippo.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said on Sunday the rift between G7 members at the summit in Quebec, Canada reflects the unpredictability in international politics arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly.

Talking to national radio, Yle, Sipilä commented on the recent announcement made by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump said on Saturday that he has instructed U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique released at the end of G7 summit in Quebec.

Sipilä said the situation was part of what he defined as "chain of uncertainty" seen lately in the rule-based international institutions.

"The world and the international community is now being, in a way, reorganized. This development is not good as unpredictability has increased," Sipilä said.

He said the respect for institutions and agreements has been one of the cornerstones of western mutual trust.

Sipila was interviewed on the last day of his Suomen Keskusta (Centre Party) convention in Sotkamo.