Trudeau, Macron meet on sidelines of G7 summit in Italy

Published: 07:40 GMT, May 27, 2017 |

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy on Friday (May 26). In images that generated social media buzz, the two men were seen walking in a picturesque garden and taking in the views of the seaside town on the eastern coast of Sicily.

Italy chose to stage the summit in Sicily to draw attention to Africa, which is 140 miles (225 km) from the island at its closest point across the Mediterranean.

More than half a million migrants, most from sub-Saharan Africa, have reached Italy by boat since 2014, taking advantage of the chaos in Libya to launch their perilous crossings.