There are certain skills that a leader must have, especially when it comes to governing a country like the United States. Among them is the ability to persuade, which is the ability, beyond formal speeches, to be eloquent even in unexpected and unplanned moments. This will make them achieve more support from both public opinion and the sectors crucial to govern.
President Donald Trump recently demonstrated that his skills as a world power leader make him capable of making certain decisions, especially economic ones and that they lay the foundations for a new post-pandemic world order, in which dialogue and links with the rest of the world are fluid and cooperative.
This is partly what the new scheme proposed for the G7 is about, the meeting that takes place between the group of countries in the world whose political, economic and military weight is considered relevant on a global scale.
And what Trump wants to talk about is this new world order, which is far from the traditional foreign aid schemes. His goal will be for all countries (especially those in the G-7) to work on efforts to invest, strengthen ties and put in place common methodologies that can get economies, all of which have been hit hard by the pandemic, back on track.
This year, the president had made the invitation to hold the meeting in his country after the presidential elections to be held in November but adding an invitation that generated controversy among the countries attending. The president considered the idea of adding Russia. However, the EU has already spoken out against what it considers to be a kind of coup d’état: “Russia is excluded”, stated the head of diplomacy Josep Borrell until it changes course.
The annexation of the Crimea gave the reason in 2014 to exclude Putin from the G8 at that time, thus the G7 resurfaced.
But even though the president’s intentions are good, and focused on improving the relations of the world’s strongest countries, this move imposed by the rest of the G7 countries does not seem to be very successful.
Especially since neither China nor Russia share America’s commitment to making free markets flourish, nor do they share the idea that there are genuine democracies in the Western Hemisphere, Europe or Asia. Instead, totalitarianism and control abound.
The G7 has a new challenge on the table, especially in the current context of uncertainty: to forge close ties that give greater power to the free and democratic world, not only so that we can all overcome this hard blow, but also to achieve stronger and better consolidated countries.
All of this, bearing in mind that the coronavirus pandemic will be one of the many challenges that we will face from now on.
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