Ministers from the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up a two-day meeting on trade and the digital economy on Sunday with a joint statement pledging to pursue an overhaul of the World Trade Organization.

"We will work constructively with other WTO members to undertake necessary WTO reform with a sense of urgency," the statement said.

Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry, said that it is significant that specifics concerning WTO reform were included in a G20 ministerial statement for the first time.