Jammu & Kashmir

G20: Chief Coordinator, other officials in Srinagar to take stock of preparations

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Srinagar: Chief Coordinator of G20 India along with other top officials of ministry of tourism arrived in Srinagar on Sunday to take stock of preparations.

A top official said that Harish Vardhan Singla, Chief Coordinator G20, Ministry of External affairs, Arvind Singh, Secretary Ministry of Tourism, GOI, Rakesh Kumar Verma Addl. Secretary Ministry of Tourism, GOI, and other top officials, arrived here from New Delhi by Air India flight.

Kashmir is all set to host the G20 meeting in the second week of May, 2023, at summer capital Srinagar.

Administration is making advance arrangements being a “moment of pride”, by repairing major roads, and drainage systems; by passing directions for beautification, plants for parks and wall painting.

The official said hosting the event will be a “moment of pride” for Kashmir as this is the first G20 meeting to be held in the Union Territory.

“The G20 includes almost 70 per cent of the world population as well as economically. Holding the G20 meeting in Srinagar has its importance as it will help in boosting tourism and many misgivings, which our neighbouring country tries to portray, would also be clarified,” he added.

The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union.

It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. (KDC)

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