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4th G20 Sherpa meeting to commence on September 3, ahead of leader’s summit

September 3, 2023 3:31 PM IST

Building consensus among various G20 priorities, the fourth G20 Sherpa meeting will begin in Haryana’s Nuh district today (September 3). The meeting will be conducted till September 7th.

The G20 Sherpas will be holding discussions on various priorities of the G20 along with the content of the ‘joint communiqué’. Earlier in past G20 Sherpa meetings, the delegates held detailed discussions on areas such as technological transformation and accelerated, inclusive, and resilient growth. They also discussed women-led development.

India has selected its G20 priorities keeping in view the diverse global challenges of the day, the concerns of developing countries, and the need for greater momentum for collective action to take forward the shared international agenda, especially the development and environment agenda.

Apart from the G20 member countries, sherpas and other delegates from the invited countries will participate in the high-level meeting. For the convenience of the participants, 23 liaison officers — 19 HCS and four IAS officers — have been deputed with them. Five ambulances with advanced life support facilities will also be stationed at ITC Grand Bharat to deal with any emergency situation.

Ahead of the grand G20 Summit in New Delhi from September 9–10, India is all set to welcome the world’s most powerful leaders. According to the officials, there will be a deployment of around 130,000 security personnel, including the 80,000-strong Delhi Police in the city.

The two-day summit will have the most high-profile guest list, including U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Bin Salman. Leaders from Japan, Australia, France and Germany are also among those expected to attend the meeting. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will be represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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