Rouhani criticises USA for 'imposing United States policies on rest of world'

President Donald Trump arrives to participate in the G7 Summit welcome ceremony Friday

Russian Federation has never turned its back on the G8 (now G7), Vladimir Putin said, speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). "It is the highest-level, most profound and strategically most significant relationship between major countries in the world". On Friday, Putin said both nations "are interested in establishing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula".

Both presidents agreed that the two countries should further strengthen bilateral economic relations through inter-alia increased bilateral trade.

Rouhani also expressed happiness over Pakistan's membership in SCO and said that Iran supports Islamabad's effective role in the organisation.

"As for Russia's return to the G7, G8 - we never left it", he said.

As he travelled to Quebec City for the meeting of the Group of Seven industrialised economies, Trump mused last Friday that Russian Federation ought to be brought back to the group - for no discernible reason.

Putin said in an official statement that the recently-concluded SCO summit at Qingdao called for cooperation among the member-countries to tackle issues including terrorism by designing counter-terrorism operations and holding joint drills, and to provide information regarding the operational activities by extremist groups.

Speaking from China where Putin was attending a regional security summit, Mr. Peskov said that in their last telephone conversation on March 20 the Russian and US leaders had also mentioned possibly meeting in Vienna. I do agree with him.

Lavrov said Russian Federation is "working fine in other formats" such as the Group of 20, TASS state news agency reported.

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According to a report by Politico, Trump last spoke to Putin on March 20.

"I hope that it will happen, at least we are ready for that and I think that the ball is in the USA court", the Russian president said.

As trade grows, the two countries are promoting settlements in ruble and yuan, bypassing the United States dollar and other Western currencies. "I believe that the ball is in America's court".

Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) exchange documents during a signing ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8.

The G-7 became the G-8 in 1997, when Russian Federation became a member along with Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and Japan. "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues".

Putin stressed that the World Cup is a chance for visitors to learn about Russia's "identity and culture, its unique history and natural diversity; its hospitable, honest and friendly people".

At this week's G7 summit, where he caused consternation by refusing to sign a joint statement, Trump said: 'I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in'.