January 26, 2018 / 1:14 AM / 4 months ago

Japan finance minister Aso says won't comment on other countries' remarks on FX

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that the Group of Seven nations have agreed to avoid targeting currencies for the purpose of competitiveness.

FILE PHOTO: Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Financial Services of Japan, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Aso made the remark when asked about comments by U.S. President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the strength of the dollar.

Aso, speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, said he wouldn’t comment on remarks by leaders of other countries on currencies.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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