U20 Mayoral Summit begins in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat
The Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit began in the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar located in Gujarat, India.
An Overview of the News
The summit was attended by delegates and participants from 35 cities in India as well as 57 cities around the world.
The opening ceremony of the summit was conducted by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishor.
The summit held thematic sessions focusing on six priority areas of the U20, including environmental responsibility, climate finance and water security.
The purpose of these sessions is to facilitate discussion and knowledge sharing between mayors and city officials.
U20 communiqué and G20 agenda:
The main outcome of the U20 Mayoral Summit is the handing over of the U20 Communiqué by the mayors present to the G20 leaders.
The U20 Communiqué is a collaboratively produced document that emphasizes actionable measures and highlights the role of cities in advancing the G20 agenda.
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