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this is bbc news. in the last hour, angela merkel, the host of the 620 summit has laid out the areas where they all managed to ee, the areas where they all managed to agree, and the want significant area they did not. angela merkel said climate change was going to be the priority. but on that issue, she said there has been no compromise. she said the communique, the document released by the 620 will have one section reflecting the american opinion and another section reflecting the other 19. let's listen to a little of what the 6erman listen to a little of what the german chancellor said on that issue. translation: want crucial issue was climate energy and what came out of this meeting was, what i already said at the beginning of this meeting, where ever there is no consensus that can be achieved,
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disagreement has to be made clear. you are familiar with the american position, you know unfortunately, andi position, you know unfortunately, and i deplore this, the united states of america left the climate agreement, or announced their intention of doing this. what now becomes clear in this declaration is the dissenting view of the united states, but i am gratified to note on the other 19 member state of the 620's said the paris agreement is irreversible, that we feel committed to what we agreed on and it is to be implemented as quickly as possible and that we also agreed on a so—called hamburg action plan on climate energy. we will have more on what has been said inside this conference centre in hamburg where the 620 has been taking place in a moment. let's reflect on what is happening outside
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the summit. every day there has been protests against the 620, against capitalism and these are the latest pictures. tens of thousands of protesters have turned out again, after another night of violence last night with german police saying some protesters were using rocks and molotov cocktails as weapons. they are telling us across the protests over the last few days, over 200 officers have been injured. it is worth saying the vast majority of protesters have been peaceful and there have been a number of protests in which there has been no violence at all. but the violence there has been has been shocking with cars being burnt out, weapons being used against the police and violence continuing from street to street. let me show you what the german interior minister has been saying about this. translation: the brutality yesterday and the day before yesterday by
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leftist, violent thugs is incredible and outrageous. looting, arson attacks, serious bodily harm and dangerous damage to property does not in the slightest have anything to do with politics. these are criminals and not protesters. the four biggest issue is getting attention here at the 620 are climate change. we have talked about that. protests, we have talked about that. protests, we have talked about that. donald trump and the different relationships he has been building with world leaders. we will get into that in a little well. there has been a lot of attention on trade and on that, there seems to have been some kind of compromise. the 620 generally is anti—protectionism. theresa may has just appeared, the uk prime minister, to tell us how she has found this 620 summit.
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these global issues touch on critical, national interest from security to prosperity. they affect each and every one of us. i want to say ina each and every one of us. i want to say in a brief word on each. firstly, terrorism. it is a threat facing us all, as we have sadly seen all too recently. as i said outside downing street after the terrible london bridge attack, enough, is enough. i have called for a change in domestic and international effo rts in domestic and international efforts to combat terrorism. here in hamburg, i have called on my 620 partners to ensure the global financial system is an entirely hostile system the terrace. we have agreed to take action in two areas. we need to make sure there are no safe s pa ces we need to make sure there are no safe spaces for terrorist finances by increasing capacity building and raising standards worldwide, especially in terrorist finance hotspots. we need to develop tools to develop and track small flows of money that support terrorist
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activity. the 620 needs to come together to deal with the terrorist fighters as they disperse from the battlefields in iraq by information sharing. we have agreed that we should work with other 620 member states to help counter violent extremism in their own countries, to stop the spread of extremist material and propaganda warping young minds. at the 6—7, i call for industry to take responsibility to detect and report content online and last week, in the industry announced the launch of a global forum to do just that. we can change the balance of the fight when we work together. iam of the fight when we work together. i am confident that to these efforts, we will defeat the scourge of terrorism and our collective values will prevail. turning to modern slavery, the great human rights issue of our time. tackling
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human trafficking and modern slavery remains a top priority for my government and we are committed to stamping out this awful crime. in the uk we have set up the first of a government task force for modern slavery, bringing together every releva nt slavery, bringing together every relevant department to coordinate and drive all our efforts in the battle against this cruel exploitation. if we are to eradicate modern slavery around the world, we need to go further. victims will only find freedom difficult of eight a radically new global and coordinated approach. and that is why, at this summer, i have called on my 620 partners to follow britain's lead in working with businesses at home to ensure they report any modern slavery in their supply chains. like other world leaders, i am dismayed at the us decision to pull out of the paris agreement and i have urged president trump to region the paris agreement. the uk's own commitment to the paris agreement in
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tackling global climate change is as strong as ever. not only will this protect the environment for future generations, it will keep energy affordable and maintain a secure and reliable supply in order to protect the interests of businesses and consumers. we play a leading role internationally and we are delivering on our commitments to create a safer, more prosperous future for us all. 0n trade, the uk is a leading advocate for free trade and open market. for the world trade 0rganisation market. for the world trade organisation and the global economy that works for everyone. as i have emphasised at the summit, it is important we acknowledge some people feel left behind by globalisation and not all countries are playing by the rules. we have agreed that countries should step up the action they are taking to address the dumping of steel on global markets and we are all in agreement that women should be empowered economically, that is good for business and society. so the 620 has
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agreed to create betterjob opportunities for women, remove the legal barriers and end the discrimination and gender—based violence that restrict opportunities both at home and abroad. i have encouraged leaders to take steps to make the international trading system work better, to ensure all oui’ system work better, to ensure all our citizens can share in the benefits of the global economy. britain has always been a great trading nation. as we leave the european union, we will seize the exciting opportunities to strike deals with old friends and new partners. i have held a number of meetings with other world leaders at the summitand meetings with other world leaders at the summit and have been struck by their desire to forge ambitious new and bilateral trading relationships with the uk after brexit. it is a powerful vote in confidence for british goods, services, the british economy and the people. we look forward to building on these conversations in the months ahead. thank you. i will take some questions. john? thank you. i will take some
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questions. john? prime minister, do you accept that if eu leaders insist oi'i you accept that if eu leaders insist on tougher trade terms after brexit than those we have now, there is a risk the uk could end up worse off, whatever deals you strike with america, japan or anyone else? what we are doing, john is working to negotiate a good, comprehensive free trade agreement with the european union. iam trade agreement with the european union. i am confident we will get a good deal with the eu. it is not just about the interest of the united kingdom, it is about the interests of the remaining 27 countries in the european union. it is in the interests of both sides to have a good trade agreement. i am also optimistic about the opportunities we will see around the rest of the world. some of the countries i have been talking to hear who have shown great interest in working with us on trade arrangements in the future, the united states, japan, china, india, they are all huge world economies.
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this is an important development for the united kingdom and i look forward to developing those trade deals as well. yes. what did you make earlier of donald trump talking about women's empowerment. is it ironic when you consider some of the sexist remarks he has made in the past and when can we welcome president trump to britain? we don't have a date yet. but on the first point we have done some important work on the whole question of women's empowerment. we launched the women's empowerment. we launched the women financing entrepreneur initiative and the uk is contributing to that. that was an initiative that was very much developed by ivanka trump and work with the world bank on that. it is an important initiative because it makes good sense, notjust for women
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and society, but it is good economic sense to ensure the talents of everybody in our population are being used. this is important for developing economies. we support that, as we have done in our own development aid work as a united kingdom. we have put a huge emphasis on financing the project that involve women and girls, ensuring girl's education. anybody else? prime minister, i wonder what kind of reaction did you get from other world leaders in regards to brexit and what advice when it comes to the future relationship between britain and europe? the reaction i've got from other world leaders is the optimism they showed about the arrangements we can have with the uk and those countries. like the united states, japan, india, china and others i have spoken to, forfuture trade arrangements and the way in which we can build an economic
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cooperation, for the benefit, not just of their citizens but the benefit of uk citizens. that trade is about bringing jobs, prosperity and opportunity to the united kingdom. in looking at the arrangements we have in relation to future relationship with the european union, as ijust said, i think it is in the interests of both sides in this negotiation to ensure we have the deep and special partnership for the future. we are leaving the european union, we're not leaving europe and we will continue to cooperate and work with our european partners. yes. prime minister, donald trump says we could get a trade deal very quickly, but he's not someone who has always seen through his promises to the american people. he said he would build a wall, he said he would re—negotiate nafta and 0bamaca re.
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wall, he said he would re—negotiate nafta and 0bamacare. would you approach it in a sceptical way?|j will approach it in a sceptical way?” will approach it in an optimistic way and we have started talking with the americans. liam fox was over, the americans. liam fox was over, the trade secretary over in the united states a couple of weeks ago talking to their trade minister about the opportunities and the work has already continued. we are optimistic and positive. james? prime minister, is it about new trading arrangements or simply replacing the arrangements we already have through the eu which the uk will need just to stand still? there is a number of things we are talking about. yes, we will talk about where there are countries that have existing arrangements with the european union. what arrangement we can come to so we ensure we have a smooth process of leaving the eu. but in to a smooth process of leaving the eu. but in - to countries like but in talking to countries like america and india, we are talking about what we can do in terms of
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improving our trade relationship and leading into future trade agreements with them after we've left the european union, as you know legally, there is a limit to what can be done and be enacted before we leave the european union. but we are looking to make sure we make the best of the opportunities and seize the opportunities and seize the opportunities that are available to us opportunities that are available to us in the run—up to leaving the european union and when we leave. prime minister, this is a fractious due 20 meeting with the emergence of a gene 19 and one in the us seeking to rip up global rules on trade and climate change. it was emmanuel macron waving his iphone around based on trade. is it a fair reflection and would you have wanted to have been in the forefront in defending the rules —based system on climate change ? defending the rules —based system on climate change? we have an agreed communicate which sets out clearly an approach from around the table
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from the 620 in relation to trade matters. i was clear and advocating, i want global britain to be one of the strongest advocates for free trade around the world. it is what i did when i contributed to the bait taking place. i made it clear the importance of trade. trade brings prosperity, growth and jobs. that is what we want to see. but i also said we do need to see the world trade 0rganisation reforming in some way so that organisation works better. we wa nt so that organisation works better. we want the multilateral rules —based framework, but we need to ensure it is working as effectively as it can be. last couple of questions. thank you. you havejust told us you are dismayed by the us decision to pull out of the paris agreement. but you had 50 minutes with president trump and you didn't even bring it up. why not?” with president trump and you didn't even bring it up. why not? i did bring it up with president trump, i
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have had a number of conversations with him at the 620. what i did was encourage him to bring the united states back into the paris agreement. i continue to hope that is what the united states will do. just talking about the bilateral with donald trump, he talked about the close relationship between britain and the united states. you would expect he would want to come and visit our wonderful country sooner rather than later. is it your expectation he will visit this year? if not, do you anticipate you will be prime minister by the time he does come to britain?” be prime minister by the time he does come to britain? i am looking forward to welcoming president trump when he comes to the united kingdom. we are working on a suitable date for such a visit. he made it clear at the beginning of our bilateral, he was keen to come to london. he is keen to continue building on, what
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isa keen to continue building on, what is a special relationship. but there are many areas, including the trade area, where we can build on that relationship to our mutual benefit in the future. thank you. and with that answer to a mysterious question from a jealous at the end, theresa may ends that statement at the end of the 620 summit along with taking questions. if you just journey in, let me run you through what she has been saying. she said she has pushed for action on the funding of terrorism. she said enough is enough and there should be no safe places for terror money. she also talked about sharing information on potential terror suspects. while that is a goal that has been set by other countries as well, it is difficult to make progress on after the brussels airport attack and the paris attacks. there was a lot of talk about improved information sharing.
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it has been difficult to an act so it will be interesting to see what measures the prime minister has put in place. she raised modern slavery and human trafficking and it was a priority to the uk government to ta ke priority to the uk government to take on that. she reiterated the uk is committed to the paris climate agreement and she has told donald trump here in hamburg, she regrets his decision to leave the paris agreement. angela merkel said earlier, she did not share theresa may's optimism that donald trump may reverse his decision. 0n free trade, this is one of the most important issues in the context of brexit. she said she is a leading advocate of free trade and brexit offers exciting opportunities. to create those exciting opportunities once the eu has left the eu —— uk has left the eu and standing alone, you'll have to bilateral arrangements. she said while the 620
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is committed to fighting protectionism, angela merkel acknowledges the role of bilateral deals within the context of free trade. and theresa may will have been glad to hear that. bilaterals will be crucial to brexit being a success. and interestingly, theresa may acknowledged that some, and i think she feels, globalisation has left some people behind. quite a lot of you have been messaging asking questions about the protests and saying, who do they represent and will anybody be listening? some of those protesters would be saying some of their efforts are long term because people have been protesting at the nature of globalisation for 20 years now. when they started doing that, they weren't in sync with the political mainstream. now, ina with the political mainstream. now, in a strange way, those protesters are. not on what to do about it, but if you are asked theresa may, donald trump, angela merkel or an emmanuel
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macron, they would all say globalisation is leaving people behind and it needs to evolve to improve that. they all have quite different explanations of how to improve it. but nonetheless, it was interesting to hear theresa may say that. she reiterated her commitment to women's empowerment. and the uk wa nted to women's empowerment. and the uk wanted to be at the centre of climate change and how the world responds to the problem. she said they have talked about donald trump visiting the uk. but they do not have a date yet. that is what the uk prime minister has been saying. let's hear what the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, has been saying on the issue of climate change. i had, throughout the weekend, a number of conversations with president trump on a range of issues, everything from bilateral issues, everything from bilateral issues like softwood and trade,
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nafta in general. two specific issues around climate change, underscoring the fact strong economic growth and environmental protection can and must go hand—in—hand. i emphasise this is something that matters deeply this are the citizens and impacts directly on our economic growth. now and into the future. this is the narrative that we have been sharing around the 6—7 table and was enthusiastically supported by just about everyone around the table here at the 620. people realise that a strong economy and a protected environment can and must go together for the sake of our citizens and for the sake of good jobs. let me explain, once the host of whichever
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summit is taking place, angela merkel in this case, has given a statement and laid out the broad agreement that have been found over the two days, it fires the starting gun for lots of different press conferences. there is no obligation for the leaders to give one, donald trump does not like he will do. mr erdogan, the president of turkey is giving one now. translation: in those regions, terrorists of isis have been measuring. —— mushrooming. 0n terrorists of isis have been measuring. —— mushrooming. on this picture alone, it shows the fact that creating a terror free region or terror free zones, as a suggestion we have come up with two yea rs suggestion we have come up with two years ago was the right suggestion, the right proposal. in line with
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this ethnic, religious and cultural structures, including iraq, will be supported by turkey. we call on the international community to support tu rkey‘s international community to support turkey's endeavours towards this aim. at the same time, in this region, as the terrorism problem and the humanitarian crisis have not been solved in the gulf region, new problems have arisen and this is something we definitely would not wa nt to something we definitely would not want to see. there are allegations against qatar and we believe those are unfairand we against qatar and we believe those are unfair and we believe sanctions are unfair and we believe sanctions are not right. just like all countries in the world, the sovereignty of qatar must be respected. as i stated before, if there is a battle between brothers, no one will win. in the gulf region, turkey has strong, friendly and brotherly relations with all the countries of the region. peace at,
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stability and security of our brothers in the gulf is as important as that of turkish people. so, steps which willjeopardise such elements should be avoided. saudi arabia and all the countries of the region which have weight in the region, should work towards a reasonable solution. provocation should not be triggered. starting with the first day of the crisis, turkey has stood by law, justice and stability. i have used all sorts of means, including my own personal efforts to ensure the crisis is resolved with facility and ensure it is not escalated and we have used all diplomatic means. hopefully in the coming days we can work towards a resolution of this crisis. press members, by enforcing the
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cooperation with africa was another important topic we benefited from during this year's 620. development of the least developed countries and integrating them into the global system is one of the priorities we had in 2015 when turkey was the president of the 620. so, when it comes to efforts of helping africa develop, we are happy to see such efforts. turkish companies are active in africa in the area of agriculture, energy and transport infrastructure. those are important industries. we are encouraging our companies to work in those mostly needed industries. somalia and other african brothers are being supported by us when it comes to development and humanitarian aid. somalia, south sudan, ethiopia and kenya, these
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countries are facing a drought. we should act towards this problem. there are millions of people that encounter the problem of hunger and famine every day. they facing the risk of death. we should intervene to help such problems. through the red crescent and the official agencies of turkey, and that the same time, n60s from turkey are working hard to help these people. and particularly, when it comes the development of humanitarian aid, looking at 2016, the us provided $6.3 billion. turkey has provided $6.2 billion. the uk has provided $3 billion so far, as far as developmental aid and humanitarian
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aid are concerned. when you compare this with 6dp, turkey ranks the first on this list. during our summit here during 6ermany‘s term presidency, we discuss climate and energy related issues. when it comes to climate and energy, in these areas as well and i have to say this openly, in previous times where negotiations where being conducted, we already signed. but the then president of france, president hollande, had given a promise. now, according to the promise, because we are not developed country, we are a
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developing country, the financial sanctions would be compensated for turkey. that was a commitment he had given. we said, if that is the case, then our parliament will ratify. 0therwise our parliament won't ratify, we said, at the time. actually it hasn't been ratified by our parliament. after that particular step recently taken by the us, our position currently is that potentially it may not pass from our parliament, as far as turkey is concerned. before i conclude my remarks, for the security, the future and economy of the entire mediterranean region, the issue of cyprus is also important. let me dwell on that. as you know, turkey is one of the guarantor countries and when it comes to the cyprus issue, a fair, comprehensive and sustainable solution is sold for cyprus. turkey has worked hard,
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together with the turkish republic of northern cyprus, when it comes to both the previous developments and the most recent developments, we have always been one step ahead, as promised. but despite all of our efforts, the second session of the cyprus conference which started on the 28th of june cyprus conference which started on the 28th ofjune could not reach a solution, unfortunately. the turkish side, genuine attitude was not reciprocated. this makes us really upset. all these efforts have been spent and at this point, within the framework of the un, the goodwill mission parameters, a solution obviously will not be possible. so at this stage, it doesn't make sense to insist on such parameters.
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february 2014, seven items were accepted february 2014, seven items were a cce pted by february 2014, seven items were accepted by south cyprus. mutually, an agreement was agreed on, but regarding those seven agreed—upon items, the south cyprus, southern cyprus hasn't kept its promise. turkey will continue its efforts to find a solution to the problem through different para misses and we expect the same attitude from all stakeholders. if not, of course it will be plan b, plan c will potentially come to the table. we will share all assessments and results with the public and are interlocutors. as i conclude my remarks, i would like to say that


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