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New Delhi: India will host the second ‘Voice of Global South’ Summit in a virtual format on Friday to discuss the outcomes of the G20 meetings for the countries of the Global South and the challenges posed by global developments.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the inaugural session of the ‘Voice of Global South Summit’, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi here.

India is hosting the Voice of Global South Summit in a virtual format with a theme of the inaugural Leaders’ Session of “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust” and that of the Concluding Leaders’ Session, “Global South: Together for One Future”.

“The inaugural session will be followed by four parallel Ministerial sessions. These include the sessions by Ministers of External Affairs, Education, Finance and Environment. In the afternoon, four more parallel Ministerial sessions will be held” Arindam Bagchi said.

Replying to the question whether the Voice of Global South Summit will discuss the Israel and Palestine issue, the MEA Spokesperson said, “.Of course, the challenges posed by global developments are also likely to be discussed.

As I said, every country is free to say something that they feel bothers them. But I’m sure like in all high-level interactions, each participant will share their own perspective. The Objective is to hear from the Global South Summit.”

The Summit will focus on the key outcomes of the G20 meetings of the countries of the Global South and the challenges posed by global developments. The Summit will serve as a platform to discuss ways to sustain the momentum generated toward the common aspiration of a more inclusive, representative, and progressive world order.

India hosted the inaugural Voice of Global South Summit in January this year in a virtual format. This unique initiative brought together 125 countries of the Global South to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform.

Throughout its G20 Presidency, India has worked to ensure that the concerns of the Global South receive due cognizance and that the priorities of the Global South were duly factored in finding solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

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