Trump has no plans for Britain visit in near future

Last week, Chancellor Merkel addressed the German Parliament where she said that the issue of climate change will be discussed at the upcoming G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, which will nearly surely include conversations regarding Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Trump and Macron spoke last week when the USA president accepted an invitation to attend Bastille Day ceremonies in Paris on July 14.

Malcolm Turnbull and other G20 leaders are expected to find common ground on fighting terrorism and promoting economic growth when they meet in Hamburg this week.

He proposed that China and Germany should strengthen top-level planning of bilateral relations and draft the blueprint of its future growth with a more open mind and a broader vision.

Last week Merkel met with key European leaders and vowed to make a stand for climate protection and open markets at the meeting with Trump, who has said he will take the United States out of the Paris climate deal and pursue a protectionist "America First" policy.

Mr Trump's testy relationship with both China and Germany is pushing the two countries closer together, despite Berlin's concerns about human rights in China and frustrations over market access.

Trump has consistently painted the USA trade deficit with countries such as China, Germany and Mexico as evidence that America is losing the global economic game.

Since 1979, the United States has recognized China's official position that Taiwan is part of China.

In the conversation with Abe, the White House said both leaders were united on increasing pressure on North Korea to "change its unsafe path" and the United States and Japan are ready to respond to "any threat or action taken by North Korea".

It's not yet known if Trump will raise the issue of Russia's meddling during the meeting.

Police uses a water cannon during a protest at Schanzenviertel ahead the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 4, 2017.

Activist groups lead thousands in protests in the German city of Hamburg preceding the July G-20 meeting to demand world leaders confront growing humanitarian and environmental issues.

The highly anticipated meeting with [sic] also be the first time Trump comes face to face with the Russian leader since his election.

  • Jon Douglas