India to host one of the largest G-20 Foreign Ministers meet under its presidency in New Delhi

G20 Foreign Ministers meeting under India's G20 presidency will be held tomorrow, March 2. This will be the second ministerial meeting held under India's presidency.

Briefing media about the meeting in New Delhi, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra informed that 40 delegations are expected to participate in the meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center. He added that thirty international organisations will participate in the meeting.

On the Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi not attending the meeting, the Foreign Secretary said, India and Japan have enjoyed sterling cooperation when it comes to discussions and deliberations within the G20 adding that India greatly values Japan's participation. He said that while the Japanese Foreign Minister will not able to come because of his domestic compulsions, India is looking forward to very active participation and support in consultation with the Japanese delegation that is coming.

 On whether Dr Jaishankar will meet his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang, the Foreign Secretary said that the External Affairs Minister has already started meeting many of his counterparts since yesterday. He said the Minister will try to meet as many counterparts as possible.

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