>> The grand finale of US president Donald Trump's first foreign tour, bringing him for over a week across the Middle East and Europe. Culminating now at a G7 Summit in Italy. Two days of pomp and ceremony marked by unity on national security, but a split with the president on climate change and trade.
I'm Reuter's Matt Loverton at the G7 summit in Sicily where President Trump and leaders of the other G7 countries are meeting with African leaders from five countries today to discuss what they can do to bring up that continent's economy. Sicily was chosen because Italy is one of the hardest hit European countries by Europe's immigration crisis.
In fact, on the first day of this summit, over 1,400 people landed on Italy's shores alone. But aside from agreeing on security issues, it's not really clear what Trump can offer here. Because the President's proposed federal budget would actually slash funding for aid agencies by up to a quarter.
Diplomatic sources have told Reuters that originally the schedule for this Summit was supposed to include an agenda pushed by the Italian delegation that was supposed to kind of go around the benefits of immigration as well. But all that discussion was tabled well in advance because it became clear to diplomats that the US delegation was not open to discuss that.
Now, everyone here is waiting for final memo from these leaders on how they'll move forward, not only in the Africa issue, but on security, on trade, on national security. But what we do know is with a lot of friction on some of these issues, especially trade and immigration, it's contents are expected to be much, much shorter.
Usually that these memos go for about 30 pages. Some diplomats are telling us it could be as small as six.