Germany stands by jointly agreed G7 communique - government spokesman

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and other attendees look on at a G7 and Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting as part of a G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany continues to support the Group of Seven communique despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the declaration drawn up at a summit in Canada, a government spokesman said on Sunday.

“Germany stands by the jointly agreed communique,” Steffen Seibert said in a short statement.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Adrian Croft