Jaishankar beefs up preparations for G20

All the ministries are holding series of meetings for preparation of a roadmap for participation in G20 meet next year…reports Asian Lite News

Aiming for the success of G20 summit next year, Union Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar especially addressed the Spokespersons, Panelists and media coordinators on G20 and International issues today at the BJP headquarters.

According to sources, “Jaishankar gave mantra to BJP spokespersons today. In the present circumstances, G20 is a big opportunity for India, public participation has to be increased in this. The Minister asked the spokespersons to take the spirit of G20 to new heights. With preparation on G20 and international issues, the spokesperson should go to public.”

The G20, or Group of Twenty, is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s 20 major developed and developing economies, making it a premier forum for international economic cooperation. The first G20 Sherpa meeting under India’s presidency started on December 4, 2022, in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

BJP is looking forward to seeing G20 as a mega hit, hence it is leaving no stone unturned in making it a success.

All the ministries are holding series of meetings for preparation of a roadmap for participation in G20 meet next year.

Sources said Union Ministers Jaishankar and Rajeev Chandrasekhar gave a presentation on how the party will play its role and participate in preparations for G20 events. Various civil society groups are also taking initiative regarding the preparations for G20.

Over 200 meetings are going to be held in 56 cities. The names of some of these cities have also been finalised. There will be three themes of G20 – digital transformation, green development and empowerment of women, youth and farmers, said sources.

“There will be cultural events and regional festivals. During these events, indigenous technology will be showcased. Further, regional snacks will be served and ODOP (One District One Product) gifts will be presented to guests during the G20 events. In these programmes and events, States will be represented. Efforts are to be made to ensure civil society engagement and public participation,” said sources.

India officially assumed the presidency of the G20 on December 1, 2022 and has planned to host more than 200 G20-related events in more than 50 cities across the country. Conferences on cyber security, women’s empowerment, sustainable society, etc. have already been held.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting of chief ministers across the country, saying the G20 was a “unique opportunity to showcase India’s power”.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that he wants to make the G20 Presidency a “national celebration (including the regions of India).”

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