AFP Kazuhiro NOGI
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso confirmed Friday that the state of the global economy requires caution, given the uncertainties surrounding the Corona virus vaccines and its strains.
The Japanese minister indicated that his country’s economy is showing signs of recovery in light of the low rates of infection with the virus.
After attending a hypothetical meeting of financial officials from the G20 countries, Aso urged major economies to stand united in their support for low-income countries in light of the widening disparities in terms of economic growth and vaccination.
“To support low-income countries, Japan will support a new SDR allocation,” he said.
For his part, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stressed, early this year, that “his country is playing a pioneering role in building the global system in the post-Coronavirus era.”