Harsh V Shringla: India’s Chief G20 Coordinator

For the G20 summit, which will be hosted in 2023 by India, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as its chief coordinator.

Overview:

  • Shringla will be retiring on 30th April 2022 and will take charge of this new role from 1st
  • This role has been newly created by the government to organize the summit.
  • The G20 sherpa will remain to be Piyush Goyal, the Indian Commerce Minister.

About the 2023 G20 Summit

The G20 summit that will be held in India in 2023 will be the country’s biggest-ever multilateral event that has been hosted in recent years. This summit provides a tremendous opportunity for the country to showcase the nation’s rich culture, infrastructure, hospitality, and diversity on the global platform.

About Harsh V. Shringla

Harsh Vardhan Shringla is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer who has served as India’s 33rd Foreign Secretary. He has also previously served as the Ambassador of India to Thailand, to the United States of America, and as the High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He has also published papers related to economic diplomacy, conflict prevention, India-Bangladesh relations, and the Indian diaspora. He joined the Foreign Service in 1984 and has a career that spans over 35 years.

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