New Delhi, Nov 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the second Voice of Global South Summit on November 17. This follows the first virtual summit held less than a year ago, which saw participation from 125 countries of the Global South and was marked by discussions dominated by the Ukraine war. The upcoming summit is anticipated to address the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, reflecting India’s evolving relationship with the Global South bloc.
The summit will feature 10 sessions, with the inaugural and concluding sessions reserved for heads of states and governments. Modi will open the first session themed “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust,” focusing on India’s G-20 Presidency. The discussions are expected to touch upon the Israeli campaign in Gaza and address challenges posed by global developments.
“The challenges posed by global developments are also likely to be discussed. Further, the summit will serve as a platform to discuss ways to sustain the momentum generated towards our common aspiration of a more inclusive, representative, and progressive world order,” stated the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.
The summit will encompass multiple segments, drawing participation from Foreign Ministers, Education Ministers, Energy Ministers, and Commerce Ministers of the member countries of the Global South. The Ministry of External Affairs highlighted India’s efforts during its G-20 Presidency to ensure that the concerns of the Global South are acknowledged, and their priorities are considered in finding solutions to pressing global challenges.