US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite his country’s isolated position on climate change.
In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the “irreversible” accord.
Deadlock over the issue had held up the last day of talks in Hamburg.
A final agreement was eventually reached and the joint summit statement was officially released on Saturday.
The statement also said the US would seek “to work closely with other countries to help them access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently”.
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First lady Melania Trump, who spent the first part of Friday unable to leave her Hamburg residence, was sent in to end the meeting between her husband and Russian leader Vladimir Putin after it ran overtime, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
President Donald Trump and Putin, Tillerson explained, had such good chemistry that they didn’t want to stop talking even after their scheduled time was up. The task then fell to the first lady to nudge them toward finishing up.
“It didn’t work,” Tillerson told reporters. The meeting between Trump and Putin went on for another hour after that, and lasted more than two hours in full.
Earlier, Melania Trump had been scheduled to partake in a tour of the German Climate Computer Center with the husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But she was prevented from leaving the residence where she and the president are staying due to security concerns stemming from ongoing protests outside the G-20 summit in Hamburg, the White House said.
Violent protests have raged throughout the northern German city ahead of the international conference, a gathering of the leaders of major economies.
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In the morning, President Trump will meet with President Andrzej Duda of Poland and have a bilateral meeting with him followed by a joint press conference.
Trump will then participate in a photo opportunity with European leaders.
Later in the morning, the president will give remarks at Three Seas Initiative Summit.
Trump will then participate in the Transatlantic Roundtable.
In the afternoon, Trump will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia.
The president will then give remarks to the people of Poland.
Following his remarks, he leaves Poland for Hamburg, Germany.
He will then participate in an expanded meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
In the evening, the president will attend the Northeast Asia Security Dinner with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the “urgent security challenge” posed by North Korea in a phone call on Monday, the White House said.
A White House statement said the two leaders also discussed Syria and Yemen and the need for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine.
–Reuters, Steve Holland
10:00 am: Receives the daily intelligence briefing
10:30 am: Speaks with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel
11:55 am: King Abdullah, accompanied by Queen Rania, arrives at the White House and begins meetings with President Trump
1:10 pm: Joint press conference with Abdullah
1:45 pm: Working lunch with Abdullah
5:30 pm: Speaks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
President Donald Trump welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for their first meeting on Friday.
They sat for photos in the Oval Office following their talks and roundtable discussion with US and German business leaders. Trump had quipped with journalists, urging them to “send a good picture back to Germany, please.” Despite awkward body language from both leaders, Merkel said the talks went “very well.”
Trump is the third US President Merkel has met as chancellor. She took time in the press conference to appreciate the role of the US in rebuilding Germany after World War II through the Marshall Plan, and in reunifying Germany after 1989.
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9:30 am: Meets with the Republican Study Committee
10:00 am: Holds a “listening session” on veterans affairs; Roosevelt Room
11:20 am: Welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel; West Wing Lobby
11:30 am: Meets with Merkel
12:30 pm: Leads a roundtable discussion on vocational training with United States and German business leaders; Cabinet room
1:20 pm: Holds a joint press conference with Merkel; East Room
1:50 pm: Working luncheon with Merkel; State Dining Room
4:00 pm: Departs White House
6:25 pm: Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to speak by telephone on Saturday, the White House has confirmed.
It will be the first time the two leaders talk since Trump took office on Jan. 20.
Trump will also be speaking with the leaders of France and Germany in separate calls, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Before he speaks with Putin, Trump will hold call Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Later, he will speak with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.