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Commerce Minister Set for G7 Trade Ministers Meet in Japan, Oct 28-29

Published: October 27, 2023

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Commerce Minister is all set to attend the highly anticipated Group of Seven (G7) Trade Ministers’ meeting in the beautiful city of Osaka, Japan.

This important gathering is scheduled to take place from October 28th to October 29th. Minister Goyal will actively participate in a series of bilateral meetings, engaging with various G7 countries, invitee countries, and esteemed international organizations including the World Trade Organization (WTO).

These meetings will take place on the sidelines of the outreach programs. The G7 Trade Ministers’ meeting is an annual event specifically designed to address the pressing global issues related to trade and investments. It is also aimed at setting a clear roadmap for a brighter and more prosperous future.

The outreach program scheduled for October 28th has been meticulously organized under the leadership of Japan, the current G7 president. Alongside India, only a select few countries, namely Australia, Chile, Indonesia, and Kenya have been invited to actively participate in this prestigious program.

In addition to these countries, international organizations such as the WTO, ERIA, and OECD have also been extended invitations. Japan has chosen two contemporary themes for the outreach program, which are “How to Enhance Supply Chain Resilience” and “Promote Trade and Sustainability- Environment, Development, and Digital, including prospects for WTO MC13.”

The G7, an intergovernmental political forum, comprises the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, and Germany. It is important to note that the European Union (EU) is also an influential participant in this forum, despite not being specifically listed as a member.

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