official said Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of
the group of the world's 20 biggest economies, expects some G20
peers like the United States to demand that it take measures to
reduce its high current account surplus.
The official added that Germany will publish a chairman's
summary instead of a joint communique after the meeting in
Washington as G20 finance ministers had summarized their joint
positions only five weeks ago during talks in Baden Baden.
"This time, that's not unusual at the G20, there won't be a
communique", the official said ahead of the meeting of finance
ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 major
economies, known as the G20.
The G20 meeting will take place on the sidelines of the
bi-annual conference of the International Monetary Fund and the
World Bank in Washington, which is from Thursday until Sunday.
(Reporting by Michael Nienaber,; Editing by Joseph Nasr)
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