Nagaland to host G20 summit, preparations underway

Kohima, 19 March (MTNews): Nagaland is all set to host the G20 Summit 2023 in Kohima on 5 April. Chief Secretary, J Alam IAS informed that Nagaland will be hosting a business meeting which will feature representatives of the G20 countries and added that the State Government is fully prepared to host the summit event.


Alam stated that India’s year-long presidency of G20, which began in December 2022, was a matter of great honour for the country. He also said that in the G20 calendar, meetings will be held year-round in over 33 cities.


The Chief Secretary said that preparations are underway for a grand welcome of the G20 delegates who will participate in the summit meeting in Nagaland. He stated that various infrastructure at the airport, roads and venues are being revamped for the grand event.


He stated that about 110 delegates are being expected to visit, of which about 100 will be from 28 G20 countries and the remaining from international organizations that are part of the grouping. He also said that the delegates will arrive on special flights on 4 April. He informed that business delegates from big continental corporations, ambassadors and other senior representatives of their respective countries will be attending the summit.


Alam highlighted that there will be business meetings and cultural programs, which will showcase the strengths of Nagaland at the summit events. He said the meetings would focus mostly on agriculture and allied services, food processing industry and tourism. He expressed hope that the State would be able to create investment opportunities through those events.


The Chief Secretary said that on 4 April, a program will be held at the Capital Cultural Hall in Kohima where the delegates will be accorded a formal welcome followed by business meetings at the State Banquet Hall on 5 April. He also informed that a cultural evening and dinner will be organised at Kisama Naga Heritage Village where the famous Hornbill Festival will be showcased for the guests.

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