The EU President warned the U.S., Russia and China to work together with Europe to avoid a trade war. EU President Donald Tusk said this at the opening of a summit between China and European Union in Beijing.
“We are all aware of the fact that the architecture of the world is changing before our very eyes and it is our common responsibility to make it a change for the better”, said the EU President. Tusk urged the Presidents of the three countries to improve the current world order by reforming international trade rules. He believes that “there is still time to prevent conflict and chaos”. He used the platform to appeal to the summit host nation China but also called out to President Trump and Russian President, Putin to jointly start the process of a thorough reform of the World Trade Organisation.
This comes after Tusk criticized the Donald Trump’s constant criticism of the European allies and advised him to remember who his allies have always been. The American government increased tariffs on imported goods have affected many countries including, China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Additional Reporting on: The Independent