Issues of terrorism and global trade were much talked about, but disappointment was rife when Trump didn’t talk about Russia or back a climate change deal.
“We recognise that cyber incidents represent a growing threat for our economies and that appropriate economy-wide policy responses are needed,” the G7 said in a statement.
Officials from the UN and the EU, plus 200 NGOs have urged the G20 to follow the lead of the G7 and set a date for the end of fossil fuel subsidies.
International agencies, including the United Nations and the Group of Seven industrial powers, have pressed the two sides to hold talks amid chronic shortages of food and medicine and electricity rationing.
Many US allies fear Trump will feed insecurity in countries worried about China’s growing power, embolden nationalists and authoritarians, and unravel Obama’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific.
A British government official said there had not yet been a formal request from Libya to operate within its waters, but one was expected “fairly swiftly”.
Foreign ministers from the G7 advanced economies said they strongly opposed provocation in the East and South China Seas.