© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Christian Lindner attends a joint information convention with French Financial system and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (not pictured) on the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, France, December 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonier

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany needs to make use of its presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) to assist the financial restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen efforts to enhance local weather safety, Finance Minister Christian Lindner stated on Saturday.

“Germany has taken over the G7 presidency for 2022 – the G7 international locations stand for freedom, democracy and progress,” Lindner stated in a tweet. “With this in thoughts, we should overcome the pandemic and drive the worldwide financial restoration,” he added.

Lindner, social gathering chief of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP), junior associate in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s three-way ruling coalition, stated he needed to place questions of digitization and local weather neutrality on prime of the agenda of finance ministers and central financial institution governors throughout their G7 conferences.

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