© Reuters. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso walk after their meeting during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he reconfirmed with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that currency issues should be dealt with by the two finance leaders.

U.S. President Donald Trump recently said in an interview that the dollar was too strong, a comment Mnuchin later clarified as not intended at talking down the currency.

“I don’t see the comment as a problem as the U.S. Treasury secretary later clarified Washington’s stance,” Aso told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Mnuchin.

Aso and Mnuchin met on the sidelines of the G20 finance leaders’ gathering and International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington D.C.

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