Wednesday, December 7, 2022

India’s G20 team meets chief minister

Showcase Hornbill Festival at G20


Plans G20 Business meet in Apr 2023

With Centre planning to hold key G20 meetings in the North Eastern states after India formally assumes the yearlong Presidency of the influential group for a year from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023, a central team led by Harsh V Shringla, chief coordinator for India’s G20 presidency and former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to USA arrived Nagaland on a two-day visit (November 17 & 18).
The visit of the team was to explore the opportunities to showcase India’s cultural diversity through G20 programme and also review the requirements for holding the G20 business meeting in April 2023.
Shringla, who was accompanied by a team from the G20 secretariat, also met chief minister Neiphiu Rio in Kohima. Shringla discussed opportunities to showcase Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival, scheduled to be held from December 1-10 through the lens of G20, bringing India’s most prestigious multilateral event to Nagaland. The start date of the Hornbill Festival also coincides with the day India officially begins its presidency of the G20 grouping.
According to a statement, Shringla also highlighted the tourism potential of the lush green beauty of Nagaland. He said that India’s G20 was an opportunity for Nagaland to showcase its cultural diversity, uniqueness and tourism potential.
At the meeting, the chief minister said, “This is a great opportunity for the state of Nagaland. All activities of G20 in Nagaland will get full cooperation from the state.”
Taking to twitter, chief minister Rio said Shringla and his team reviewed the requirements for holding G20 Business Meet at Kohima in April 2023. “India’s assumption of G20 Presidency starts on the Statehood Day & this year’s #HornbillFestival will co-brand G20’s logo,” Rio tweeted.
In line with the Prime Minister’s direction to not limit G20 to major urban cities and use the opportunity to showcase India’s rich and diverse cultural landscape, the chief coordinator is on a mission to reach out various states to identify opportunities to showcase the States’ cultural heritage through G20 events.
During the two-day visit, Shringla also met with senior government officials and visited culturally important sites in Kohima.

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