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    US President Trump Characterizes G7 Summit in Italy as 'Tremendously Productive'

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    US President Donald Trump called the G7 summit a "tremendously productive meeting", where he strengthened America's bonds.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the productivity of the G7 summit held on May 26-27 in the city of Taormina on the Italian island of Sicily.

    "I was here in Sicily to attend very important summit meetings — the meeting of the G7. It was a tremendously productive meeting where I strengthened America's bonds. We have great bonds with other countries," Trump said during his address to the US military personnel at Italy's naval air station Sigonella.

    Trump added that a "truly historic week" concluded Saturday in terms of the United States' relations with some of the countries' closest allies.

    According to the G7 summit final communique, as a result of the meeting the leaders of the world's seven major advanced economies agreed to increase international cooperation to tackle such contemporary issues as terrorism, climate change, cyberattacks, unfair trade practices, as well as to enhance efforts to settle the conflicts in the Middle East and tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

    Trump's visit to Sicily was carried out as part of his first trip overseas as the US president which had started on May 19. Apart from the G7 summit, Trump also participated in NATO summit on Thursday and visited Saudi Arabia, Israel and Belgium as part of the travel.

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