2024.03.01 10:06Nation

G20財務相、声明採択できず ウクライナ、ガザで溝―議長総括「不平等に対応」


2024.03.01 10:06Nation

G-20 Finance Officials Fail to Adopt Joint Statement

Top finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies failed to adopt a joint statement at a meeting in Sao Paulo that ended Thursday due mainly to gaps in opinion over wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
   It is "regrettable" that the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors "have not reached an agreement on the wording over geopolitics," Masato Kanda, Japanese vice finance minister for international affairs, told a press conference after the two-day meeting.
   The G-20 officials shared the view that the outlook for the global economy is highly uncertain though the possibility of a soft landing is growing, Kanda said. He cited wars as a downside risk.
   Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda told the news conference that the Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery track. He expressed hopes that wage increases this spring will drive a recovery in personal consumption.