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India: Indonesia briefs India on preparations for G20 summit in Bali

Indian G20 chief coordinator Harsh V Shringla discussed with officials from Indonesia – the host of November’s G20 summit – ideas and best practices for the group’s seventeenth meeting in Bali.

India is the next to assume the presidency of the G20. The G20 summit in 2023 will be held in Delhi on September 9-10.

At a meeting last week, the provincial government of Bali shared with Shringla details of preparations for the 2022 G20 summit, which will be held on November 15-16, sources said. Shringla met with Bali’s Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati and discussed the logistics involved in organizing the summit, the sources said.

“Bali is a very well-known tourist destination. It is the right decision to hold the G20 summit in Bali because it has adequate infrastructure,” Shringla told local media.

Shringla said the exchange of information with the provincial government of Bali is necessary as it will help India prepare for the G20 summit in 2023.

India will assume the presidency of the G20 for one year from next December and during its presidency, 200 meetings will be held ahead of the summit in September 2023.

India is part of the G20 troika (current, previous and incoming G20 presidencies), which includes Indonesia and Italy. This is the first time that the troika includes three developing countries.

As G20 Chair, India will invite Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and United Arab Emirates as guest countries, as well as India. International Solar Alliance, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and Asian Development Bank as invited international organizations.

The center had earmarked Rs 100 crore for preparations for the G20 summit and associated event.