G20 Sherpa

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Overview:

India recently participates at 3rd G20 Sherpa meeting in Indonesia.

About:

  • A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit meeting such as the G8, G20, the Nuclear Security Summit etc.
  • The Sherpa engages in planning, negotiation and implementation tasks through the Summit.
  • They coordinate the agenda, seek consensus at the highest political levels, and participate in a series of pre-Summit consultations to help negotiate their leaders’ positions.
  • Sherpas are career diplomats or senior government officials appointed by the leaders of their countries.
  • The term is derived from the Nepalese Sherpa people, who serve as guides for mountaineers in the Himalayas.
  • There is only one Sherpa per Summit for each member country; he/she is assisted by several sous Sherpas.

 


Source : All India Radio