The Latest: G-7 ministers make commitments that are mildly worded

3:55 p.m.

After wrapping up a meeting in France ministers from the Group of Seven nations have revealed primitive divergences.

By issuing worded commitments on a selection of issues the ministers concluded the meeting on Saturday at the seaside resort of Dinard.

Their announcement cited engaging with countries in the distressed Sahel region of Africa to combat migrant and drug trafficking, giving larger roles to women in preserving peace, and fighting cybercrime.

A European Union officer had voiced”regret” the diplomats’ joint announcement included what she believed to be many glaring omissions, such as”no reference to some two-state solution” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and”no mention” of the U.N. Security Council’s resolution in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not permitted to speak to press ahead of the document statement.

–By Thomas Adamson


11:55 a.m.

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven advanced markets are currently wrapping up a hierarchical meeting at the seaside resort of Dinard in which they aspire to seal commitments and also place the groundwork for the G-7 summit of August in Biarritz.

Diplomats from G-7 states — that contains the U.S., France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and also the U.K. — desire a joint statement by Saturday on the struggle against trafficking drugs, arms and migrants in Africa’s troubled Sahel region, combating cybercrime and stopping sexual violence against women in conflict zones, notably in Africa.

However, U.S. officials said that points of discord will also be talked about. Washington seems to be at odds with Italy over Road Initiative along with its stance on China’s and Venezuela trillion-dollar Belt.