Japan will work with G7 to keep Russia from tapping IMF loans-PM Kishida

1 minute read

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence on February 25, 2022, Tokyo, Japan. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

TOKYO, March 16 (Reuters) - Japan will work closely with G7 advanced economies to prevent Russia from tapping loans from the International Monetary Fund and other international lenders, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday.

In a news conference, Kishida also said he will expand the scope of asset freezes against Russian elites, and ban imports of certain products from Russia.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com
Reporting by Leika Kihara, Kantaro Komiya and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Andrew Heavens

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.