PANAJI: Goa is set to host five important meetings of the G20 Summit in June’2023. The meetings will cover various topics such as startups, Finance, Audit and Tourism, and will bring together delegates from the world’s major economies and provide an opportunity for dialogue and cooperation on global issues and challenges. On the sidelines of these meetings, Goa has also planned to showcase its rich culture and hospitality to the visiting delegates.
Sanjit Rodrigues, Nodal Officer-G20, said, “June will see five important G20 meetings taking place in Goa. We are happy to host these meetings that will facilitate discussions, deliberations and solutions at the meetings; each of them being crucial and pertinent to issues within its gambit and globally. G20 Goa has prepared well to host these meetings here, and every detail is being looked into to ensure the meetings that take place in Goa are well organized and successful in every aspect.”
Startup20 Goa Sankalpana is the third meeting of the Startup20 Engagement Group for start-ups under the Indian Presidency of the G20 2023 to be held from June 3-4. The meeting will be one of the platforms for discussions on a common framework to define startups. G20 member countries, including India and the US, will deliberate on the topic in order to promote the growth of new ventures. “The meeting in Goa on June 3-4 will try to come up with a defined framework that is applicable across the countries of G-20,” said Chintan Vaishnav, Startup20 India Chair and Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog.
The meeting will also focus on building consensus on the Draft Policy Communique, which was recently published by Startup20, seeking public views. The final communique will be taken to the Gurugram meeting scheduled on July 3-4. The engagement group has suggested a list of support measures for the sector based on the reports of its five task forces on Foundation, Alliances, Finance, Inclusion and Sustainability.
The International Financial Architecture Working Group (IFAWG) of G20 will hold its third meeting in Goa from 5-7 June ’23 to explore ways to improve the international financial Architecture and address the pressing issues facing the global economy. The SAI20 Summit, a meeting of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the G20 countries, is scheduled to take place in Goa from June 12- 14 and aims to discuss and produce a consensus document in the form of a SAI20 communiqué. The summit is a forum for dialogue and cooperation among the world’s major economies on global economic challenges and opportunities.
The 4th Tourism Working Group Meeting, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and WTTC (India initiative) will be held on June 19-20 in Goa. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss and address global tourism challenges and opportunities. From June 21 – 22, the Ministerial Meeting of the Tourism Working Group is scheduled to be held in Goa with ministers of tourism from the G20 countries and other invited guests to discuss the outcomes of the previous working group meetings and adopt a joint declaration on tourism cooperation. The Goa meet will result in two official documents: a “Goa Roadmap” that outlines a common vision for the G20 tourism working group on how to address five key areas through policies, strategies and practices; and a ministerial communique that summarizes the main outcomes of the meeting.
For the meetings scheduled in June, delegates will get to experience the diverse cuisines of Goa and visit places of heritage and cultural importance. They will also get to witness Goa’s music, dance and art forms during their visit to Goa.