Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, stated the inclusion of the African Union within the G20 is a major stride in the direction of a extra inclusive world dialogue and harassed on collaborative efforts for the advantage of your entire world.
In a major milestone below India’s G20 presidency, the African Union grew to become a brand new everlasting member of the grouping of the most important economies of the world on Saturday. It’s the first growth of the influential bloc since its inception in 1999. All G20 member international locations accepted Prime Minister Modi’s proposal to convey the important thing bloc of the World South to the excessive desk of the world’s high economies.
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Important stride in the direction of inclusive dialogue: Modi
Responding to a put up by Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto on African Union’s inclusion within the G20, Modi stated on X, “Certainly, the inclusion of the African Union within the G20 is a major stride in the direction of a extra inclusive world dialogue. We sit up for collaborative efforts that profit not solely our respective continents but in addition your entire world.”
In one other put up responding to Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema, Modi stated, “The inclusion of African Union within the G20 underscores its pivotal function in world progress. We stand able to additional collaborate and enhance our shared aspirations. We’ll hold working carefully for world well-being.”
In his inaugural remarks on the Summit on Saturday, Modi requested the President of the Union of Comoros and Chairperson of the African Union (AU), Azali Assoumani, to hitch different leaders on the excessive desk, making the 55-member bloc the second multi-nation grouping after the European Union to be a everlasting member of the G20.
The Addis Ababa-headquartered African Union (AU) includes the 55 member states that make up the international locations of the African Continent. It was formally launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity, Africa’s first put up independence continental establishment arrange in 1963 with 32 members.
Collectively, African Union member states have a GDP of almost USD 3 trillion and a inhabitants of round 1.4 billion.