Jenny Morrison gushes about sangria during wine tasting tour in France – as her husband Scott clashes with Donald Trump at the G7 summit
- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with US President at G7 Summit
- His wife had enjoyable morning in the French countryside with other First Ladies
- Jenny Morrison and other world leaders spouses sampled sangria and shopped
- Her husband called for the US and China to end their ongoing trade dispute
As Jenny Morrison raised a glass and sampled sangria with other First Ladies, her husband Scott was having a much tougher time with US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in France.
The Prime Minister would have wished he could trade places with his wife as he met with Trump and demanded the United States resolve its hostile trade war with China.
Mrs Morrison spent an more enjoyable morning exploring and wine tasting in a nearby French countryside town with fellow First Ladies, including Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Jenny Morrison (second right) sampled sangria with US First Lady Melania Trump (left) while their husbands faced off at the G7 Summit
Mrs Macron was the perfect host as she showed the world leaders’ spouses around the town centre, which included a pit stop at a local wine shop to sample sangria.
‘Just an advice, don’t drink too much,’ she could be heard warning her counterparts, Bloomberg reported.
Looking chic in a flowing pale pink top and white pants, photos show Mrs Morrison enjoyed the wine tasting.
She said the sangria was ‘very good,’ as she exited the tasting, with her glass still in hand.
The First Ladies also visited a textile store, a bakery and shoe merchant before stopping at a 16th century church on the town’s outskirts on their way to lunch.
Scott Morrison caught up with US President Donald Trump for a one on one meeting during the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France on Sunday
Back in Biarritz, Mr Morrison met with Mr Trump to discuss trade, Iran and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
He weighed into the feud between US and China and reiterated Australia’s concerns about the impact the trade dispute is having on the global economy.
He called on both countries to sort their issues out and reach an agreement.
‘I am always hopeful they will be able to do that and I would like to see that happen sooner rather than later,’ Mr Morrison told reporters afterwards.
Clutching a small brown paper bag, Jenny Morrison (right) did a spot of shopping as she and fellow First Ladies spent the morning exploring the nearby countryside
‘The US has legitimate issues they wish to pursue as part of that trading relationship, it’s not for us to dictate to them anymore than it is to China what they should be concluding.
‘I want to see the issue resolved.’
Mr Morrison also discussed trade and Australia’s plans to join an international mission in the waters south of Iran with several other world leaders at the G7 summit.
But the Prime Minister was as surprised as the rest of the leaders when Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif joined the gathering in Biarritz.
Scott Morrison urged US President Donald Trump to resolve the trade war with China
He explained Australia’s decision of last Wednesday to contribute troops, a surveillance plane and a Navy frigate to the US-led effort to protect shipping lanes from Iran during meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the summit.
Neither was concerned about the plan.
‘(They had) a great respect for the way that Australia thinks through these issues and is very clear about how we pursue our national interests and do so in a way which is very, very well-targeted,’ Mr Morrison told reporters in Biarritz on Sunday.
‘We’re very clear about what this was about, what it wasn’t about.’
While the Prime Minister was hard at work debating global issues, his wife Jenny (left) spent an enjoyable morning with the wives of other world leaders in the French countryside