G20 working group meet ends in Srinagar

Srinagar: The third Tourism G20 Working Group (TWG) meeting concluded in Srinagar on Wednesday, officials said.

On the last day of the three day meet, the foreign delegates of the G20 nations went sightseeing amid rain.

The three day G20 meet, which was the first major international event in Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019, when the erstwhile state’s special status was scrapped, had begun on Monday amid unprecedented security cover. Around 60 foreign delegates attended the meeting in Srinagar.

On Wednesday morning, the delegates started the day with a session of yoga. Later, they visited Nishat Garden and Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) in the foothills of Zabarwan mountain range.

At Nishat Garden, several women delegates wore traditional Kashmiri attire.

“Experiencing the alluring beauty of the different locales of Srinagar. The G20 delegates visited the 12 terraced beautiful Nishat garden on the banks of the quaint Dal Lake on the 3rd day of the 3rd #G20 TWG meeting at Srinagar,” the union Ministry of Tourism said in a tweet.

At the scenic RSGC delegates and India’s G20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant played golf.

Kant termed the golf course one of best in the world.

“The delegates of 3rd G20 TWG enjoyed the pleasant morning, playing golf in the scenic Royal Spring Golf Course, one of the most scenic golf courses in the world nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Zabarwan range, overlooking the Dal Lake,” the Ministry of Tourism said.

Later the day the delegates visited the new looking Pole view market which is the first pedestrian and wire free market in Srinagar. Traffic restriction was in place during the visit of delegates to the market located in the heart of the city.

G-20 Sherpa hope that G20 guests who attended the meeting in Srinagar will become its ambassadors.

“..Every delegate has gone back with a fascinating memory and they will bring back a large number of visitors,” he said.

Three G20 member states including China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey stayed away from the tourism meeting.


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