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Posted On: 28 FEB 2023 2:46PM by PIB Imphal

Mizoram is all set to host the second of the four B20 sessions scheduled in the North East tomorrow, which is the official G20 dialogue forum for the global business community. Elaborate arrangements have been made by the State Government to host delegates from different countries.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga along with Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MoS, External Affairs Minister and Shri Som Parkash, MoS, Commerce and Industries Minister, Government of India in the presence of Senior Government Officials from the State and Centre will graced the inaugural programme of the B20 sessions.

Addressing media person about the event today at Chief Minister’s Office Aizawl, Chief Minister Zoramthanga stated that it is a matter of great pride and privilege for Mizoram to have the opportunity to host the B20 Initiative which is the official G20 dialogue forum for the global business community from 1st to 3rd March, 2023. This is the second of the four Business 20 (B20) sessions being organised in the North East.

The B20 programme will bring together several policymakers, thought leaders, business leaders, CEOs and senior executives representing businesses of the G20 and allied countries along with the presence of the representatives of several multilateral organizations, to stimulate enriching discussions and deliberations on the business agenda under B20 India in the region.

The B20 meeting in Mizoram will help commence discussions on the identified priorities and will begin work towards formulating policy recommendations, stated Chief Minister Zoramthanga and said that it would help the State to project it as an important investment destination by showcasing its strength besides giving the delegates a sneak peek into our culture, heritage, festivals and the tourism potential.

The State capital will witness the convergence of a host of overseas delegates from 17 nations representing Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), China, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, United States and Zimbabwe in addition to the Indian and local business participants. Visiting dignitaries includes 48 overseas business delegates and 17 diplomats, Trade and Business delegations and representatives from Bhutan, Bangladesh and Japan will participate at the event.

The B20 conference scheduled on 2nd March 2023 will focus on Opportunities for Multilateral Business Partnerships in Urban planning, Infrastructure, Bamboo, Startups, Skill Development, Handloom & Handicraft, Nursing and Paramedics.

As part of the programme, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is facilitating Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) meetings. Visiting Overseas Business Delegates would get the opportunity to interact with the local industry during the B2B and with the Government in the B2G session for potential investment, collaboration and tie-ups. Over 100 B2B and B2G requests have been generated including request for interaction with Government Departments viz-a-viz Health, Urban Development, Commerce and Industries, Tourism, Sports and Labour employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. CII is inviting speakers from all over India to deliberate on the focus sectors at the Conference.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga further said during the press briefing that taking advantage of the presence of a large contingent of international delegates, the State Government is making elaborate arrangements not only to showcase investment and partnership opportunities in the State but also provide a unique experience for visiting delegates with an exposure to the State’s culture, cuisine, art, festivities, and scenic beauty.

The delegates will also participate the Chapchar-Kut festival which is the main festival of Mizoram at the Assam Rifles Ground on the 3rd March, 2023. Elaborate preparations have been made for their participation, stay and hospitality showcasing the potential of the State for inviting investments during the B20 Meeting.

The Chief Minister also shared his appreciation and gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishakar for exploring the opportunity presented by India’s G20 Presidency in allowing the State of Mizoram to host this auspicious and monumental B-20 meeting which is a landmark moment in the history of the State.




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