Jammu and Kashmir to host G-20 summit in 2023, L-G Manoj Sinha says 'matter of privilege'

This will be the first major international summit to be held in Jammu and Kashmir after the erstwhile state’s special status guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11:26 PM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha | PTI

In a significant development, Jammu and Kashmir will be hosting the 2023 meetings of G-20, an influential grouping that brings together the world’s major economies.

This will be the first major international summit to be held in Jammu and Kashmir after the erstwhile state’s special status guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn and it was divided into two union territories in August 2019.

In September last year, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal was appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20. The Ministry of External Affairs had said that India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022 and convene the G20 leaders’ summit in 2023 for the first time.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said it was a matter of privilege for the Union Territory to host the G-20 summit in 2023 and asserted that the administration would put in every effort to make it a grand event.

It is a very good beginning. It is a matter of privilege for us that we will get the opportunity to host the G-20 summit. We have framed a committee and we will put in all our efforts to make it grand, Sinha told reporters.

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