Jammu & Kashmir To Chair G-20 Summit 2023, Forms 5- Member Coordination Panel

The Ministry of External Affairs announced that J&K will chair the 2023 summit for the first time.

Jammu: In a significant milestone, the Union Territory government established a five-member high-level committee for general coordination on Thursday as Jammu and Kashmir will host the G-20 meetings in 2023, a crucial grouping that brings together the world’s largest economies.

After the former state’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution was revoked and it was split into two union territories in August 2019, this will be the first significant international summit to be hosted in Jammu and Kashmir.

Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, was chosen to represent India at the G20 in September of last year. India, who assumed the G20 chair on December 1, 2022, will host the first G20 leaders’ meeting in 2023, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

The Union Territory’s housing and urban development department Chief Secretary will preside over the group, according to an official directive published here on Thursday. The chairman of the committee was chosen in response to a notification from the Ministry of External Affairs on June 4, to form a committee to oversee the chairing procedures.

“Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a committee…for overall coordination of G-20 meetings to be held in the Union Territory of J&K,”the order issued by Principal Secretary, General Administration Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said.

The members of the committee include Commissioner Secretary (Transport), Administrative Secretary (Tourism), Administrative Secretary (Hospitality and Protocol) and Administrative Secretary (Culture).

“Further, principal secretary to the government, housing and urban development department is also nominated as UT level nodal officer to coordinate the arrangements for G-20 meetings in the Union Territory of J&K,” the order said

MEA reported that India will participate in the G20 Troika (preceding, current, and incoming G20 presidents) held from December 1,2021 to November 30,2024.

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