Kohima, March 20: Nagaland is all set to host the G20 Summit 2023 in Kohima on April 5. Chief secretary J Alam on Sunday said the state government is fully prepared to host the summit.
He said preparations are underway for a grand welcome of the G20 delegates who will participate in the meeting.
Alam added that various infrastructure at the airport, roads, and venues are being revamped for the grand event.
He also said that the state will host a business meeting that will feature representatives of the G20 countries. He said India’s year-long presidency of G20, which began in December 2022, is a matter of great honour for the country. He also added that in the G20 calendar, meetings will be held year-round in over 33 cities.
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Alam said about 110 delegates are being expected to visit the state, of which about 100 will be from 28 G20 countries and the remaining from international organisations that are part of the grouping. The delegates will arrive on special flights on April 4.
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 programmes, which will showcase the strengths of Nagaland at the summit events. He said the meetings would focus mostly on agriculture and allied services, the food processing industry, and tourism.