Italy's PM backs Trump on including Russia into G8

Italy's PM backs Trump on including Russia into G8

New Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threw his weight behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for Russia to be included once more into Group of Seven meetings.

"I agree with President (Trump). Russia should be re-admitted into the G8. It is in the interests of everyone," Conte said in a tweet from Canada where he is due to make his international debut as Italian leader at a summit of world power leaders.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov responded to Trump's remark, saying that Moscow is "focused on other formats."

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