What Are Sherpas? BRICS:
The second BRICS Sherpas’ and Sous Sherpas’ meeting was conducted to discuss preparations for scheduled meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers on 1st June.
- The BRICS Sherpas’ and Sous Sherpas’ meeting was convened under India’s Chair-ship from 25th to 28th of May.
- During the meeting, BRICS partners negotiated key deliverables for India’s char-ship at BRICS 2021.
- They also negotiated including outcome documents for Foreign Ministers’ meeting.
- Sherpa is a personal representative of the head of state or government, preparing an international summit like G7 and G20 summits.
- Sherpa usually refers to “Sherpas for G7 summit” but this designation can be extended to different regular conferences which require the participation of the head of state.
- For instance, BRICS Sherpas’ denotes representatives of BRICS Nation. Sherpa is generally quite influential even though they do not have the authority to make a final decision over any agreement.
- The name Sherpas is derived from “Sherpa people” who are Nepalese ethnic groups.
- They serve as guides and porters across the Himalayas. Thus, designating grouping as Sherpa refers to the fact that, Sherpa clears the way for the head of state at the major summit.
- The first BRICS Sherpa meeting was held in 2019 under the Presidency of Brazil in Curitiba, Brazil.