Monday, June 17, 2024

After India’s invitation, African Union becomes permanent member of G20

The inclusion of the African Union into the G20, the coalition of the world’s most powerful countries became the earliest historic step in the G20 Summit that began in New Delhi on Saturday. The European Union is already a permanent member of the G20.

“I invite the representative of the African Union to take his place as a permanent member of the G20,” Modi said.

The African Union – a regional bloc made up of 55 member states – joined the G20 as a permanent member amid applause from delegates after Modi invited them in his opening remark.

Soon after the invitation, AU President Azali Assoumani took his seat as a permanent member of the G20. India has made stressing to give voice to the Global South a centrepiece of this year’s summit.

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