Countries G20 agreed to provide status of permanent member of African Union

The countries of the Big Twenty (G20), consisting of the largest economies in the world, agreed to grant the status of a permanent member of the African Union. This was announced in his introductory speech at the opening of the summit by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I invite a representative of the African Union to take its place as a permanent member of the G20,” said the Indian prime minister.

It is worth noting that Modi spoke against the background of a plate with the inscription “Bharat” – the name of the country on Hindi – one of the state languages ​​in India along with English.

After his speech, Modi shook a hand in the chairman of the African Union Azali Assumani.

The eighteenth summit of the Big Twenty leaders (G20), which this year takes place in the Indian capital of New Delhi, began with the official ceremony of the meeting, which was also present by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The G20 leaders are held on a regular basis once a year in different countries. This year, the event will be held in India for the 18th time under the motto “One land, one family, one future.” The main theme of the event will be the “inclusive and stable world.” India will take the forum for the first time, meetings will be held at the largest exhibition center Pragati Maidan (Bharat Mandapam).

It is expected that the summite agenda will cover such issues as “green” development, accelerated/inclusive and steady growth, accelerated progress in achieving sustainable development goals, technological transformation and digital public infrastructure, multilateral institutions of the 21st century and development under the leadership women. In addition, the theme of sustainable development, as well as a reduction in the differences between developed and developing countries, will be included in the summite agenda.

Along with the President of Turkey, the twenty will take part in the leaders as: US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Sholz, Japanese Prime Minister Kisida Fumio, President of South Korea Yun Sok Yul, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad Ben Salman, President of Syrfa Cyril Ramafos, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Hasin Vajid, President Argentina Andres Alberto Fernandez, President of Nigeria Bola Ahmed Tinube and Prime Minister Australia Australia Albanze. At the same time, the chairman of the PRC Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be present at the summit. China will represent the Prime Minister of the State Council of the PRC Lee Tsyan, and Russia will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.