Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has been appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20, a grouping that brings together the world’s major economies. Announcing this on 07 September 2021, the Ministry of External Affairs said that India will chair the G20 grouping from December 1, 2022 and will host its summit for the first time in the year 2023.
The next meeting of the G20 countries will be held on 30-31 October under the chairmanship of Italy. The Ministry of External Affairs said that Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal has been appointed as Sherpa of India for the G20.
The Sherpa is the representative of the leaders of the G20 member states, who coordinate the agenda of the summit and discuss the agenda of economic, political and global discussions with the member states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been representing India in the G20 since 2014. India has been a member of the G20 since its inception in 1999.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that India will chair the G20 from December 1, 2022 and will convene a meeting of G20 leaders for the first time in 2023.
The ministry said that India will be a part of the G20 troika from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2024.
What is a Troika?
Every year when a member country assumes the presidency, that country works in coordination with the previous year’s president country and the next year’s president country and this process is collectively called Troika. This ensures the consistency and consistency of the group’s agenda.