• Sherpa is personal representative of leader of member country at international Summit meeting such as G8, G20 or Nuclear Security Summit.
  • They are mostly career diplomats or senior government officials appointed by leaders of their countries.
  • The term has been derived from Nepalese Sherpa people, who serve as guides for mountaineers in Himalayas.
  • The Sherpa is mainly engaged in planning, implementation and negotiation tasks through Summit.
  • They coordinate agenda, seek consensus at highest political levels and participate in series of pre-Summit consultations to help negotiate their leaders’ positions.

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