G20 Development Ministers’ Meeting to begin today at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister of External Affairs Dr S. Jaishankar will chair a three-day G20 Development Ministers’ Meeting, under the G20 Indian Presidency, today at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Meeting will continue till the 13th of June. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will deliver a special video address at the beginning of the Meeting.
The Development Ministers’ Meeting in Varanasi is taking place amidst mounting developmental challenges that have been further aggravated by the economic slowdown, debt distress, impacts of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss, growing poverty and inequality, food and energy insecurity, cost-of-living crisis, global supply-chain disruptions, and geo-political conflicts and tensions.
The decisions taken at the Varanasi meeting will also contribute to the United Nations SDG Summit which will take place in September in New York.
A total of 200 delegates are expected to attend the meeting. Cultural programmes, exhibitions and excursions have also been organized to provide the delegates with a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world.
The city is all decked up for the G20 summit starting today. Beautiful decoration and lighting have been done on the main intersections and important ghats, particularly at the Namo Ghat.
The illuminated ornamental towers are another centre of attraction. Overall, it is going to be an unforgettable moment for the delegates as well as the people of Kashi.