March 23, 2020 / 11:55 AM / 9 days ago

G20 finance ministers agree need for common strategy: France

FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a news conference to kick off the France's national lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) listing with the opening of the share subscription process in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the Group of 20 economic powers agreed on Monday during a conference call to prepare a common strategy to overcome the coronavirus crisis, France’s finance minister said.

Bruno Le Maire said in a tweet that the call had produced “confirmation of a violent economic impact from the health crisis on the global economy, financial support for developing countries (and) preparations for a common exit strategy from the crisis”.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; writing by Leigh Thomas, Editing by Catherine Evans

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