The Japanese channel NHK stated.

The G-7 summit, which will take place this weekend in France, may end without a joint communiqué due to disagreements between member countries on trade and climate issues. The Japanese television company NHK reported.

This will be the first time in the history of the G7 that countries will speak without the usual joint statement.

The search for mutual understanding between allies is becoming increasingly difficult because of the US position on trade and environment. President Trump prefers bilateral trade agreements to multilateral ones. The US was also drawn into a protracted trade war with China. Washington withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.

The summit of the leaders of the “big seven” will be held on August 24-26 in the French city of Biarritz.