Tourism ministers from G-20 member nations will make their way to Hokkaido, Japan in late June 2019 for an important side event. A new report said the key gathering will happen in the village of Kutchan, which is next to the ski resort town of Niseko.
The meeting by tourism ministers will be part of the series of G-20 conferences that will happen around Japan next year. The country, which is the third largest economy in the world, is playing host to the 2019 edition of the world leaders’ summit, The Japan Times reported.
The event will kick off 29th of June next year in Osaka and will wrap up the following day. “Leaders including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend,” the same report stated.
Leaders of member nations like Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the European Union are also expected to attend the two-day meet.
Mainly, the 2019 Summit is seen to focus on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations, indicating too that the world leaders intend to address pressing regional economic and security concerns.
The publication said these vital issues “will likely be discussed in bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral side meetings.”
Along this line, organisers of the Osaka Summit have scheduled a number of ministerial meetings that will see delegates and international journalists heading to different parts of Japan. Authorities have estimated that for the entire duration of the event, some 30,000 participants will travel in and around Japan.
In Fukuoka, for instance, central bankers and finance ministers from the G-20 nations will gather in a side meeting to complement the central economic discussions that the world leaders will carry out.
As mentioned, there will be dialogues too on other important issues and according to The Japan Times the tourism industry is one area that the summit will touch on. Tourism representatives will be welcomed to Kutchan, a village known as the gateway to Japan’s winter destination in Hokkaido – Niseko.
A G-20 Summit event happening right next to Niseko is expected to further establish the ski resort town as a major tourism attraction for Japan.