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G20 results: The truce in Idlib and in the US-China trade war extends

04.12.2018

The G-20 summit in Argentina, as experts had expected, did not end with a breakthrough on multilateral topics. The United States opposed “rule-based international order” protectionism as a “threat”. The joint statement, under pressure from Donald Trump, included a clause on the need to reform the WTO, where countries disadvantaged by US tariffs win the courts against the United States. But with the same pressure from Trump the climate consensus did not take place - the United States will continue the course towards a boycott of the Paris Agreement - and on the issue of migration. The White House does not want to risk jobs in the United States in the name of combating global warming and does not believe that “joint efforts” are needed to overcome the effects of migration.