Japan Finance Minister Aso urges G7 to unite to seal global tax deal

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, wearing a protective face mask, delivers his policy speech at the opening of an ordinary session of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Group of Seven advanced countries must demonstrate leadership in reaching a final agreement on a global tax deal in October, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday.

"I said G7 must unite to play a leadership role to aim for an effective agreement in October," Aso told reporters after a virtual meeting of the group comprising Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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