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Sitharaman to attend 1st G20 FMs and central bank governors meeting on February 24-25

Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP) (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharman will take part in the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors (FMCBG) meeting in Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka on Friday (24) and Saturday (25).

According to the official Twitter handle of the finance ministry — @FinMinIndia, it was posted on the social media site, “Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman embarks on visit to #Bengaluru to attend the first #G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors #FMCBG meeting under #G20 India Presidency, on 24-25 February 2023. #OneEarthOneFamilyOneFuture @g20org”.

The FMCBG meeting will witness Sitharaman and Shaktikanta Das, the governor of Reserve Bank of India, jointly steering the G20 FMCBG discussions under G20 India’s Finance Track priorities, it added.

The meeting will focus on priorities under global economy, international financial architecture, sustainable finance, infrastructure, health, international taxation, financial sector and financial inclusion.

Around 500 foreign delegates have gathered in Bengaluru for the first G20 FMCBG meeting.

The meeting will also see participation of finance ministers and central bank governors of G20 and invitee countries, and heads of various International organisations.

On the sidelines of the G20 FMCBG, the finance minister will hold bilateral discussions with more than 10 countries, including Italy, US, Spain, Indonesia, and UK; besides engaging discussions with representatives of international organisations.

The first G20 FMCBG meeting is preceded by the G20 finance and central bank deputies meeting on Wednesday (22) and Thursday (23).


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