Japan-U.S. Finance Ministers Telephone Talk
On March 17, commencing at around 8:45 p.m. (Japan time), Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan, Taro Aso held a Japan-U.S. Finance Ministers telephone talk with the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.
Following the discussion by G7 Leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin held a telephone talk today.
They welcomed the strength of the measures taken so far by each country to address the economic and financial impact of the coronavirus, and reaffirmed their commitment to use all appropriate policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable growth and safeguard against downside risks.
They also agreed to continue close communication over market developments, and to cooperate bilaterally as well as in advancing G7 coordination as necessary, to tackle the challenges posed by the coronavirus.