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G20 finance ministers agree need for common strategy: France

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)