In a ‘Key Milestone’, India Hosts Its 100th G20 Meeting

© AP Photo / Aijaz RahiG20 signage made of flowers is displayed at the main venue of the G-20 financial conclave on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.
G20 signage made of flowers is displayed at the main venue of the G-20 financial conclave on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. - Sputnik India, 1920, 17.04.2023
The G20 members represent around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population.The theme of India’s G20 Presidency is ‘One Earth. One Family. One Future’
India on Monday hosted its 100th G20 meeting with the convening of the Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) in Varanasi, India’s foreign ministry has announced.
New Delhi described the event as a “key milestone” in India’s G20 presidency.

It underscored that that the in-person participation during India’s G20 Presidency is one of the “largest ever”, with over 12,300 delegates from over 110 countries having attended the meetings in India till date.

“As on date, the 100 G20 meetings have been held in 41 cities, covering 28 States and Union Territories. Meetings are being organized across the length and breadth of India with the full support and participation of State Governments and Union Territories,” as per the statement.
It noted that overall New Delhi will be hosting 200 G20 meetings in around 60 cities, which it described as the “widest geographical spread” for any G20 presidency.
Lavrov and Jaishankar at G20 foreign ministerial meeting on March 2 - Sputnik India, 1920, 02.03.2023
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India’s presidency commenced on 1 December last year and will continue till 30 November this year. The Leaders’ Summit is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on 9 and 10 September.
So far, three ministerial-level meetings have been held under the Indian presidency, including the first Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (FMCBG) in Bengaluru on 24-25 February, the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) in New Delhi on 1-2 March and the second FMCBG meeting in Washington last week.
The Indian foreign ministry said that the meetings concluded with “substantive outcomes” on shared priorities, including setting-up of an expert group on multilateral bank reforms, debt treatment, food and energy security, counter-terrorism, new and emerging threats, global skill mapping and disaster risk reduction.
The statement underscored that achieving an inclusive and resilient global growth, reforming multilateral institutions, progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), technological transformation, women-led development and achieving international peace and harmony were some of the issues for discussions during the Indian presidency.
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