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Japan calls for G7 coordination to spur global growth, combat pandemic, finance minister Aso says

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso takes questions from reporters at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan hopes to coordinate with its Group of Seven partners in seeking a swift containment of the coronavirus pandemic and a strong recovery in the global economy, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday.

Aso made the remark to reporters after attending a phone meeting with finance leaders of the G7 advanced economies.

“I told the G7 meeting that we must seek a balance between the need to contain the pandemic and keep the economy moving,” Aso said.

(Reporting by Takaya Yamaguchi, writing by Leika Kihara; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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