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June 11 (Reuters) - Japan's new Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday he had agreed with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in a phone call earlier in the day to closely monitor developments in Europe.
He declined to specify whether that included financial market developments in Europe.
Noda also told reporters after the phone talks that he did not discuss currencies including the Chinese yuan with Geithner.
Noda, formerly one of Japan's two deputy finance ministers, became finance minister this week, succeeding Naoto Kan, who became prime minister. (Reporting by Leika Kihara)