8:25 p.m.

A top American diplomat has vowed U.S.”commitment” to the group of Seven developed top markets, despite the absence of his manager, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at G-7 meetings in France.

He says”the G-7, given improvements over the last decade or so, is more applicable than ever before. We’re like-minded democracies.”

The upbeat tone indicated a comparison that was pointed to President Donald Trump, who has made no secret of his disdain for its G-7. Sullivan also claims that the U.S. is”looking forward” to carrying over the band’s presidency out of France following year.

Contain trafficking from also the struggle against the State team, cybercrime and Africa Sahel region.


2:15 p.m.

Responsibilities have been adopted by ministers of the Group of Seven economies on the world security problems.

At a final statement at a meeting in Paris, the G-7 countries agreed to reinforce tools to fight the smuggling of migrants and trafficking. They stressed the need for facilitating access to asylum for refugees and implementing the return.

Ministers also discussed how to deal with foreign fighters who combined the State militants in Syria and Iraq — nonetheless still have distinct perspectives. The U.S. wants countries to take back their citizens but a few Western countries, such as France, have largely refused and want them to face trials in which they committed their offenses.

French Interior minister Christophe Castaner called the meeting”a victory” and said”while a number people have different views, we were able… to put down concrete guidelines on essential safety issues.”


1:05 p.m.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a media freedom campaign alongside human rights lawyer Amal Clooney in the sidelines of the Group of Seven ministers’ meeting.

Hunt said”democratic nations will need to stay together to make it an international taboo… to murder, murder or detain journalists for doing their job”

Clooney would be Hunt’s Media Freedom special envoy and seat a panel of legal experts which will supply information to authorities who wish to strengthen journalists’ rights.


9:40 a.m.

The planet’s security challenges are on top of the schedule of ministers of the Group of Seven countries that are amassing in France.

Ministers in Paris are currently focusing Friday on environmental crime, including deforestation, waste trafficking and protection of lands and wildlife.

On fighting with terrorism and human trafficking at a news conference, they will then detail joint commitments.

Meanwhile, the foreign ministers will kick their two-day meeting from the Atlantic resort of Dinard. Washington delivered officials instead.