Top US officials skip G7 meetings

The foreign ministers of G7 gathered on 5 April in the French resort of Dinard to prepare the agenda of the Group leaders summit in August in Biarritz.

The absence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the meeting came amid a long list of disagreements, including the US rejection of international accords, like those on Iran and fighting climate change. At the same time in Paris, interior ministers of G7 (pictured), without US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, discussed world security challenges.

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