Discussion on "solving the Korean Peninsula's nuclear problem" must involve the lifting of sanctions on North Korea, Lavrov told his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho before meeting Kim, Russia's state-run Tass news service reported.
Russia was ousted from the elite group in 2014 as punishment for President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Although Trump has spoken frequently of making Russian Federation a closer ally, his administration has nevertheless imposed numerous sanctions packages for human rights violations, meddling in the 2016 USA election and other acts.
I agree with President Trump: Russia should return to the G8.
During a recent Q & A session Putin answered a question about the chances for the WWIII with a quote from the famous physicist Albert Einstein: "I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones".
Putin later said the two heads of state had enjoyed "fruitful" talks.
It's revealing that he said "we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", because the G-7 meeting is not a negotiation.
The G-7 is made up of the USA and allies Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
China's "highest honor" is bestowed on foreigners who have made "outstanding contributions" to the country's modernization drive and helped maintain world peace, Xi said.
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During the State of the Union, President Trump highlighted the story of Ji Seong-ho, who escaped from a North Korean labor camp. Trump said he is open to visiting Kim some day in Pyongyang. 'He wants to do the right thing, ' he said of Kim.
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Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Ned Price told CNN that "today crystallizes precisely why Putin was so eager to see Trump elected".
The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver a statement before departing a meeting of industrialized nations in Canada.
The last meeting between Trump and Putin was a brief exchange in Vietnam last November.
Xi said he and Putin held deep conversations during their meeting and both countries agreed on the need to resolve "hot issues" through political means.
He also said first lady Melania Trump wanted to accompany him on his trip to Canada and then to Singapore for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but that "she can't fly for one month", on advice of her doctors.
While there have been disputes over policy, analysts say the current dust-ups between the Trump administration and longtime USA allies point to a potential shift in global dynamics.
Yet Trump wants them there, and other than his apparently desperate desire to hang out with Putin, it's hard to imagine why.
Macron declared on Thursday that "the six countries of the G-7 without the United States are a bigger market taken together than the American market".
Mr Trump posted a series of messages on his favourite social media platform, accusing the European Union and Canada of imposing "massive trade tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers" against the US.
"Our relationship is very good".