Italian minister: France urges G20 talks on Japan impact

PARIS - France has proposed that economy and energy ministers from the Group of 20 economic powers meet next month to discuss the impact of the disaster in Japan on the world economy, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Monday.
"President (Nicolas) Sarkozy has proposed a meeting of G20 economy and energy ministers to discuss the impact of the earthquake on the global economy and the world energy system," Frattini told reporters after a dinner with G8 counterparts in Paris.