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Boris, No! Trudeau Appears to Hold UK's PM Back as He Charged at Macron in G20 Photo

© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthFrench President Emmanuel Macron laughs as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, is helped up the stage as he arrives late for the group photo of world leaders at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
French President Emmanuel Macron laughs as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, is helped up the stage as he arrives late for the group photo of world leaders at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.10.2021
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World leaders gathered at the G20 summit in Rome on Saturday, where about a dozen health workers joined them in a shared "family" photo of the G20 leaders, as doctors in white coats and ambulance workers stood among the participants of the meeting.
When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 conference, he appeared to be held back by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, just as the leaders were setting up for a group photo.
As the Channel fishing row heats up, Macron and Johnson faced each other in person, and Trudeau appeared to be holding Johnson's arm as they made their way onto the platform in one amusing photograph.
© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, is helped up the stage as he arrives late for the group photo if world leaders at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, is helped up the stage as he arrives late for the group photo if world leaders at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.10.2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, is helped up the stage as he arrives late for the group photo if world leaders at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
The shot made it appear as if the two world leaders were set to clash amid the escalating tensions brought on by the fishing dispute. However, Macron sure does look relaxed watching Johnson coming at him in that manner, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen directed Johnson to his spot.
Earlier, Johnson warned that the UK might trigger legal action in the post-Brexit trade pact as soon as next week. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Jean-Charles de Gaulle has written to von der Leyen, requesting her support for a strong new position against the UK.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a family photo session during the G20 summit at the La Nuvola in Rome, Italy October 30, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.10.2021
Johnson Says French Threats 'Unjustified' as Macron Calls Fishing Row a 'Test' of UK's Credibility
Paris has vowed to boost checks on British boats, implement a "go-slow" policy with customs arrangements in port Calais, prohibit UK fishing vessels from docking in French ports, and raise energy rates in Jersey. The French are demanding that the UK issue more fishing licenses to French fishermen so that they can enter British waters.
Johnson and Macron met with US President Joe Biden and German acting Chancellor Angela Merkel in Rome on the summit's first day to discuss Iran's nuclear program, and are set to meet one-on-one during the conference on Sunday.
When asked if he felt like he was again in the same situation as when he and Macron argued over Brexit at the G7 meeting earlier this year, Johnson said he was not concerned and that he had "bigger fish to fry," according to British media reports.
During repeated post-Brexit spats with the British government, the French president said he had "never created pointless controversy." He claimed there was "no tension" over fisheries, but emphasized that the topic was vital to both parties.
© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, pumps fists with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, during a group photo with medical personnel at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, pumps fists with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, during a group photo with medical personnel at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.10.2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, pumps fists with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, during a group photo with medical personnel at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
Despite the continuous squabbles and blame-shifting, Johnson and Macron both emphasized their close personal ties and met face to face at the G20 summit. As they came for the leaders' "family photo" at the opening of the summit, the two also shared a "mock hostile fist-bump."
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