G7 summit major concerns and agreement


The leaders agreed on a $20 million aid package to help Brazil and its neighbors fight the fires, and reached an agreement in concept with the countries of the Amazon basin for a long-term program of forest protection and reforestation of cleared lands, President Emmanuel Macron of France said.

President Trump said on Monday that he would be open to meeting with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, and would even be willing to support short-term loans to get through Tehran through its current financial difficulties if talks open.

Mr. Trump was responding to an overture by President Emmanuel Macron of France, who said that he would try to set up such a meeting in the next few weeks, to seek a resolution of decades of conflict between Iran and the United States.

Mr. Macron, who said he had spoken with Mr. Rouhani, said that if the American and Iranian presidents met, “my conviction was that an agreement can be met,” addressing Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its destabilizing actions in the Middle East.

Joining Mr. Macron at a news conference at the end of the Group of 7 summit meeting, Mr. Trump expressed openness to such a meeting.

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