Raipur host the Final Meeting of G20 Framework Working Group
The fourth and lastest meeting of the G20 Framework Working Group (FWG) under the G20 presidency of India will be held on 18-19 September 2023 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Advisor to the Finance Ministry of Government of India Chandni Raina and Sam Beckett, Director of Finance, HM Treasury, UK will chair the meeting. More than 65 representatives of G20 members and countries are invited and various international and regional organisations will also participate in the meeting. The Framework Working Group promotes discussions on the latest global economic outlook and policy guidance on key macroeconomic issues.
The objectives of this task force for India's presidency in 2023 have already been successfully met and are referenced in the New Delhi Leaders' Declaration. G20 Report on Macroeconomic Implications of Food and Energy Security and G20 Report on Macroeconomic Risks of Climate Change and Transition. The next meeting will review discussions in the FWG in 2023 and look at future areas of work.
Along with the meeting, the Reserve Bank of India will organise several Jan Bhagidar events including panel discussions on digital banking and financial inclusion, financial literacy programmes, a G20 awareness programme, painting competition and slogan writing. There are also plans to visit the Nandanvan Zoo, which has a Jungle Safari, an animal park and its own rescue and rehabilitation centre. "Ratri Bhoj Par Samvad" (dinner discussion) and cultural event will also be organised for the delegates to allow the delegates to enjoy the unique cuisine and cultural richness of Chhattisgarh. The delegates also felicitated with the gift hamper with unique products derived from the forest produce.
Earlier the Congress party accused Prime Minister Modi of misinformation, saying he misled the public attending an election rally, and claimed the G20 meeting was held in Chhattisgarh. The social media handle of the Chhattisgarh Congress wrote, “The Prime Minister of Bharat came to Chhattisgarh, lied and left,” along with a clip of Modi's speech. Then the Press Information Bureau (PIB) released a press release containing all the information about the meeting.