The leader of the largest coalition partner in Italy's new Eurosceptic government, 5-Star Movement head and newly-named Industry and Labour Minister, Luigi Di Maio, insisted that the West's sanctions on Russian Federation are harmful to Italy's economy, adding, "I have always said that our country must remain in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but that the sanctions on Russian Federation damage us", adding that "we are pro-Italian, not pro-Russia".
During the meeting, President Mamnoon expressed the hope that all parties of the Iran nuclear deal would continue to implement the agreement and uphold their commitments.
Mr. Peskov's comments come a day after Mr. Trump called for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the group of the world's leading nations, the G7, a step that would end Russia's worldwide isolation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Professor Zhu Feng, director of Nanjing University's Institute of International Studies, also said the award was a clear signal to the United States that if it increased pressure on both countries, it would mean both China and Russian Federation would have no choice but to increase cooperation so they can jointly deal with Washington.
Trump said on Friday that Russian Federation should have attended a Group of Seven summit in Canada over the weekend, an idea that even Moscow seemed to reject saying it was focused on other formats.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member, also attended the meeting as he seeks Chinese and Russian support following the USA withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Vladimir Putin wants to meet Donald Trump - and says Austria has already offered to host the summit. If Hillary got in, I think Putin is probably going, 'Man I wish Hillary won, ' because you see what I do.
European Union President Donald Tusk, who was also attending summit, also rejected Trump's suggestion.
"As for the United States' illegal walkout from these agreements, a far more serious and important dialogue between our countries is required", TASS quoted Rouhani as saying.
That's "not something we are even remotely interested in looking at", Trudeau said on Saturday.
Putin said the G7 countries "again" failed to provide any evidence that his country was behind the Skripal poisoning in the southwest of England.
"The Qingdao summit is a new departure point for us", he added.
Coming in the shadow of the G7, the emphasis of Putin's visit is to deepen the political and economic partnership, and this trip has the bonus of meeting fellow SCO leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan, and the observer states of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia.