"We have reiterated the very high level of our relations with China".
"We're looking for peace in the world", Trump said Saturday, according to the Daily News.
"This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russian Federation", he said.
Putin echoed the Iranian leader in saying that their joint regional alliance will go on, particularly in Syria, Fars reported.
"Russia welcomes the planned summit of the USA and North Korea and notes China's big contribution to helping settle the crisis on the Korean Peninsula", Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China for a state visit Friday, his third trip in just over one year as Beijing and Moscow look to promote their special relationship.
The leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security bloc at a summit which put on a show of unity contrasting with the acrimonious G7 meeting.
Lavrov said on national television that Russian Federation "never asked anyone to return" to the Group of Seven following the 2014 decision to suspend Russian Federation over Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
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Former Madrid star Luis Figo said his former global teammate had not chosen the best moment to make public his thinking, which may have been influenced by things we do not know.
"And in the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out - they should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table", Trump added. "Please, we would be happy to see everyone in Moscow".
"There have been no concrete agreements or understandings, and no specific discussions are being conducted now", Peskov said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to join them for a family photo at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Que., on June 8, 2018. I can reiterate that in our last telephone conversation he expressed his concern about the threat of a new round of the arms race.
"As soon as the American side is ready this meeting would take place depending on my working schedule of course", Putin told reporters in the Chinese city of Qingdao.
"We have massive trade deficits with nearly every country". They include a "powerful sanctions regime", "increased funding for the European Deterrence Initiative" and "onsite cyber-security support" during State elections.
Trade, investment and development cooperation issues will also feature prominently at the SCO, Murphy said, given the climate of "rising anti-globalisation", stoked by Trump's nationalist "America First" policy.