Modi chairs video meeting of Governors and CMs to discuss various aspects of India’s G20 Presidency
New Delhi, December 10, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that India's G20 Presidency belonged to the entire nation and provided a unique opportunity to showcase the country's strengths.
Chairing a video meeting of the Governors and Chief Ministers of States and Lt Governors of Union Territories (UTs) to discuss various aspects relating to India’s G20 Presidency, he emphasized the importance of teamwork, and sought the cooperation of the States / UTs in the organization of various G20 events.
He pointed out that the G20 Presidency would help showcase parts of India beyond the big metros, thus bringing out the uniqueness of each part of thet country.
Highlighting the large number of visitors who would be coming to India during India’s G20 Presidency and the international media focus on various events, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of States and UTs utilizing this opportunity to rebrand themselves as attractive business, investment and tourism destinations.
He also reiterated the need to ensure people’s participation in the G20 events by a whole-of-government and a whole-of-society approach.
A number of Governors, Chief Ministers, and Lt. Governors shared their thoughts during the meeting, emphasising the preparations being done by the states to suitably host G20 meetings.
The meeting was also addressed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and a presentation was made by India's G20 Sherpa.