Nepali Congress (NC) joint general-secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat left for Japan last night to attend the T-20 Summit. T20 Japan is an official engagement group of Japan’s 2019 G20 presidency chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
He is scheduled to provide recommendations to G-20, an international forum of developed countries, on pressing global challenges of sustainable and inclusive development.
Dr Mahat, also the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, would address the four-day T-20 Summit to be held in Japan’s capital Tokyo from May 24-27.
On the occasion, NC leader Dr Mahat would present views on behalf of the Least Developed Countries like Nepal on the issue of global governance to overcome the sustainable development challenges.
The T20 Summit has brought together experts from top think tanks in G20 countries and beyond to detail their policy recommendations for consideration during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Osaka on 28-29 June.
Developed under the T20 Japan theme “Seeking a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Society” and informed by evidence-based research and analysis, the recommendations will focus on helping G20 countries tackle pressing global challenges ranging from infrastructure gaps, aging populations, and digital disruption to trade frictions and political discord, climate change and African development.