President Donald Trump is attending the G7 summit with leaders of the world's major economies in Sicily, Italy, on the last leg of his first foreign trip Friday.
A tough debate is expected on issues including trade and climate change. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The EU also has representatives.
The summit comes just days after Monday's deadly bombing in Manchester in which 22 people, including children, were killed.
"No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years," Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting got underway, according to Reuters.
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn predicted "robust" discussions on trade and climate.
Getting ready to engage G7 leaders on many issues including economic growth, terrorism, and security.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2017
POTUS tweeted this early Friday.
Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2017
He also said on his trip he's "saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs."
If you were wondering, yes: First Lady Melania Trump finally held Trump's hand! Watch here.
Leaders of the G7, from left: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, and British PM Theresa May.