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Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:30PM EST

The June gathering of leaders from the G7 countries at a resort in Quebec s Charlevoix region will mark U.S. President Donald Trump s first trip to Canada.

Trump has shown disdain for international multilateral groups, disparaging alliances such as NATO, pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement and tearing up trade deals such as the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.

But when it comes to the club of like-minded Group of Seven democracies -- rounded out by the Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan -- Trump is engaged and wants the Charlevoix summit to succeed.

"He s looking forward to coming. He wants to have a successful summit," Peter Boehm, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau s deputy minister for the summit, said in an interview Thursday.
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