Planned meeting of G7 finance officials delayed until March 1 - sources

FILE PHOTO: EU's Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, World Bank President David Malpass, Italy's Finance Minister Daniele Franco, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Canada's Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann, Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso pose for a family photo during the G7 finance ministers meeting at Lancaster House in London, Britain, June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This week's meeting of finance officials from the Group of Seven advanced economies has been delayed until March 1, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday night.

Finance minister and central bankers from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the European Union were due to meet later this week on the sidelines of this week's meeting of Group of 20 officials.

Their meeting was delayed since most of the finance officials are not attending the G20 meeting in person, one of the sources said. Germany is chairing the G7 this year.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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