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G-20 ministers warn of geopolitical risk, but no mention of Ukraine

Talks bog down over debt relief for lower-income countries

Heads of delegation prepare for a meeting in Jakarta on Feb. 18, the final day of the gathering of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors said Friday that they will keep watch on major global risks to the international economy, including geopolitical tensions, after concluding a two-day hybrid meeting here that was overshadowed by the Ukraine-Russia situation.

Their communique did not mention Ukraine specifically but alluded to it by saying that they will "continue to monitor major global risks, including from geopolitical tensions that are arising."

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