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EU official: Ukraine to dominate G7 summit

BRUSSELS, June 25 (KUNA) -- The war in Ukraine will dominate the agenda of the leaders of the seven world's biggest industrialized nations, G7, when they start their meeting in Schloss Elmau in Bavaria in southern Germany on Sunday, a senior EU official told journalists in Brussels Saturday.
"Ukraine would be dominating the discussions," he said speaking on condition of anonymity.
The West's relations with Russia, the financial and military support to Ukraine, energy, the food crisis, economy and climate change are also on the agenda of the three-day meeting.
The US proposal to put price caps on Russian oil will also be discussed by the G7 leaders, he said, adding that "we are open to discuss of course, but we need to look into the details." Guests from around the world have been invited including Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, President of Senegal Macky Sall who holds the current chair of the African Union, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez.
The G7 leaders want to listen to their views on world affairs and their narrative on the crisis in Ukraine, the EU official said noting that African countries consider the Ukraine war to be a domestic European affair.
On foreign affairs file, Iran will be discussed by the G 7 leaders in particular after the visit of EU High Representative Josep Borrell to Tehran on Saturday.
The G7 (Group of Seven) includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US.
The European Union is also represented at all G7 meetings. The EU will be represented by the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The theme of the summit is "Progress towards an equitable world." Germany took over the group's presidency on 1 January and as such, will host the annual meeting of its heads of state and governments. (end) nk.ibi