Quebec City( CNN) President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Russia ought to be restored to a resulting team of industrialized countries in advance of his check out to the G7 top this weekend break.

“Russiaought to remain in this conference,” Trump informed press reporters after leaving the White House for the top, which is being kept in Charlevoix,Canada “Theyought to allow Russia return in, since we need to have Russia at the negotiating table.”

Russia was put on holdfrom the team– after that referred to as the G8– in 2014 after most of participant nations allied versus Russia's addition of Crimea, which Russia remains to hold.