Mauritius will be among the handful of countries that will be invited as Guest International Organisations at upcoming G20 meetings.
This was announced by India’s External Affairs Ministry as the country readies to assume presidency of the group of the world’s 20 largest economies in December this year.
There is a tradition of the G20 presidency inviting guest countries and international organisations to its meetings and summit.
In addition to regular international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), World Bank, International Monetary Fund(IMF), World Health Organisation (WHO), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) and chairs of regional organisations such as Asean, India will invite Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates as guest countries for the G20 summit.
India will be assuming presidency of G20 for a period of one year. Under its Presidency, India is expected to host over 200 G20 meetings across the country, beginning December 2022.
The G20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. It comprises 19 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the US – and the European Union (EU).
Original article at Indian Express