Preparations for the G20 Summit: the MEA team visits Gurugram

A team from the Ministry of External Affairs held a meeting here with local officials on Friday and also visited some places in Gurugram and Nuh districts where foreign guests can be taken for excursions or visits during the G20 Leaders’ Summit. to be held in the country. year, an official said.

India will hold the G20 Presidency for one year from 1st December 2022 to 30th November 2023 and is expected to host more than 200 meetings across the country, starting from December this year, while the G20 Leaders Summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10, 2023.

So far, 55 cities have been selected to host these meetings across the country and Gurugram is also one of the cities where four to five meetings related to the G20 summit will be held, the official said.

During the meeting, suitable venues for hosting G20 meetings and short excursions of foreign guests were discussed with relevant local officials, the official said.

These meetings will cover different topics such as health, finance, environment, social issues, culture, tourism, etc., he said.

During these meetings, it will be possible to showcase the rich heritage, popular culture and other characteristics of Haryana before the Summit delegates, said Praveen Jakhar, a member of the G-20 team. Not only that, participating foreign guests can also visit unique places and iconic places in and around Gurugram, weather permitting after the meetings, he said.

“Since Gurugram is a unique model of urban development, it can also be showcased. Besides the G-20 member countries, 9 other nations have also been invited as special guests to the Summit. The G-20 summit website will likely be launched in October, where the full summit schedule will be posted,” Jakhar added.

The team along with local officers also visited some places in Gurugram and Nuh districts on Friday, where foreign guests can be taken for excursions or sightseeing, the official said.

The G20 summit team from the Ministry of External Affairs included Praveen Jakhar, Special Duty Officer, Mahender Sehgal, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Program Manager and Lakshmi Prabha, G-20 Logistics Consultant.

During the high-level meeting held in the boardroom of the PWD Rest House, Additional Resident Commissioner Dharmendra Singh, Delhi’s Haryana Bhawan, Gurugram’s Director of Protocol Vatsal Vashisht, City Magistrate Anu Shyokand, CEO of Faridabad Zila Parishad Suman Bhankar, CEO of Zila Parishad Nuh Pradeep Ahlawat and many others were present.

The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies.

It includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA and Europe. European (EU).

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