The 44th G7 summit was held on 8–9 June 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. This was the sixth time since 1981 that Canada has hosted the meetings.
In March 2014, the Group of Seven (G7) — comprising leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — declared that a meaningful discussion was currently not possible with Russia in the context of the G8. Since then, meetings have continued within the G7 process. On the first day of the summit, the United States announced that it would push for the reinstatement of Russia. Italy also requested a restoration of the G8 shortly after. President Trump also pushed for other countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia, and stated that Ukraine was "one of the most corrupt countries in the world" to G7 leaders.
The summit received much attention due to a significant decline of relations of members with the United States. As a result, the summit was dubbed the "G6+1" by France and some members of the media, signifying the "isolation of the United States" in light of recent events.