The Group of Seven unwillingness to invite Russia to the upcoming summit is a missed opportunity to resolving crises, according to the heads of two German business lobby groups.
“A G7 meeting with Russia could contribute to solving crises and stir Russia into constructive steps in the Ukraine conflict,” chairman of Germany’s Committee on Eastern Economic relations, Eckhard Cordes told Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper, adding that it’s always better to talk with each other rather than about each other.
Germany’s Committee on Eastern Economic relations represents the interests of about 200 companies with investments in Russia, according to Reuters.
Matthias Platzeck, chairman of the German-Russian Forum business lobby and senior member of the Social Democrats (SPD), also believes it is time for Russia to rejoin the G7.
“The process of disintegration in the Middle East, in Iran, Afghanistan and Syria can only be solved with Russia,” he told…
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