G20 finance ministers to meet by end-March: Canada

Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:01pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading developed and developing nations will meet by March 31 to follow up on the weekend's Washington summit, a senior Canadian government official said on Monday.

The G20 summit communique had committed finance ministers to implement a series of high-priority actions by March 31. It did not specifically mention a ministerial meeting by then, but the official said there would be one.

"G20 finance ministers and officials will be pulling together a concrete work plan by the end of March 2009, so (there will be) a finance ministers meeting by the end of March," said the official, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Rob Wilson)