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Udaipur to Host First G20 Sherpa Meeting in India

Udaipur to Host First G20 Sherpa Meeting in India: Udaipur is gearing up to host the first G20 Sherpa Meeting in India from 4 to 7 December. The meeting is aimed at fostering growth and building bonds amongst the member nations. Among the highlights will be the depiction of Indian culture with wall paintings and illumination of heritage sites across the city.

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The G20 Sherpa meeting is expected to take place at the City Palace Udaipur’s Darbar Hall.  Accommodation for the delegates for this meeting is being planned at Fateh Prakash Palace, Hotel Udai Vilas, and Leela Palace. The Royal Dinner is expected to be held at Jag Mandir where the delegates will be treated to delicacies from the Indian cuisine as well as those of the member countries.

What Is G20 Sherpa Meeting:

The G20 Summit Sherpa Conference is a preliminary meeting of government representatives held before to the main G20 Summit. Here the representatives of the member nations hold discussions to firm up possible agreements. The final decisions are made by the heads of state at the G20 summit. Ahead of the main G20 Summit, the Sherpas meeting ensures that the time and resources required at the time of negotiations of the larger heads of state at the final summit are minimized.

The G-20 Sherpa meeting will be presided over by Indian Sherpa Amitabh Kant.

G20 & India’s Presidency:

The Group of 20 (G-20) is a multilateral organisation of 19 countries that was founded in 1999, along with the European Union. Since the G20’s formation in 1999, India has been a member. India will be holding the G20 Presidency from 1 December 2022 and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2023 for the first time. The agenda for the G-20 summit meeting in New Delhi in September 2023 would be chosen by India as the host nation.

About Udaipur:

It was founded in 1559 by Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput’s. It is popularly known as the “City of Lakes“. It has seven lakes surrounding the city.

The 7 lakes of Udaipur are:-

  1. Fateh Sagar Lake,
  2. Lake Pichola.Udaisagar Lake,
  3. Jaisamand Lake (Dhebar Lake),
  4. Rajsamand Lake,
  5. Badi Lake (Jiyan Sagar),
  6. Doodh Talai (Milk Pond),
  7. Swaroop Sagar Lake (Khumaria Talab).

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