The African Union (AU) is now a full voting member of the Group of Twenty (G-20).
The declaration was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Saturday, as he opened a summit of the world’s wealthiest nations in New Delhi.
In his inaugural remarks, India’s prime minister extended an invitation to Azali Assoumani, chairperson of the African Union, to join the group permanently.
While introducing India’s role as G-20 president, Modi said, “Today, as president of G-20, India calls upon the world to come together to transform the global trust deficit into one of trust and reliance.”
We must now proceed together as a group. For the sake of future generations, we must find lasting answers to pressing problems including the North-South divide, the East-West gap, food and fuel management, terrorism, cyber security, health, energy, and water security.
According to the, the G-20 had only consisted of 19 countries and the EU before the conference.
Global economic challenges like international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development are all priorities for the Group of 20.
Bola Tinubu, the president of Nigeria, left for India on Tuesday in preparation for the summit.
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