G20 Foreign Ministers’ Summit: Meeting to be held on March 2
New Delhi, March 1: The G20 Foreign Ministers meeting under India's G20 presidency will be organised on March 2. It is the second ministerial meeting that will be organised under India's presidency. It is one of the largest gatherings of ministers hosted by any G20 presidency.
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, in a special briefing on G20 G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, said, "It is one of the largest gatherings of foreign ministers hosted by any G20 Presidency." The venue of the event will be organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center.
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More than 40 delegations such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India as host, Indonesia both as immediate past president and ASEAN chair, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, US (all G20 member countries) -- are expected to participate in the meeting.
Nine guest countries among the others will be participating at the level of FMs are Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the UAE.
"Besides the participation of these countries which I said comprising of over 40 delegations, this would also include 13 international organisations. Surely, this is one of the largest gatherings of the FMs hosted by any G20 Presidency that we would privilege to host," said Kwatra.
The FMM will be held on Thursday but will kick-off on Wednesday night at the dinner.
"It will be under the chairmanship of our External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar. This would be the second ministerial meeting being held under our Presidency. The first ministerial meeting has just concluded in Bengaluru, which was of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting," said Kwatra.
In the FMM, EAM , S Jaishankar will be chairing the two sessions of the meeting.
"The first session will focus on multilateralism, and issues related to food and energy. The second session will focus on four or five key issues including new and emerging threats includes counter-terrorism and narcotics, global skill mapping, focus on global talent pools," said the foreign secretary.
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