African Union Joins G20 as Permanent Member

Innoventia Africa – The African Union (AU) has officially joined the Group of Twenty (G20) as a permanent member. The announcement was made on Saturday by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the chair of the 2023 G20 summit.

Modi said that the AU’s membership would “strengthen the G20 and also strengthen the voice of the Global South. ” He added that the AU’s participation would help to address the challenges facing Africa, such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.

The AU’s membership in the G20 has been welcomed by many African leaders. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the AU Commission, said that the membership would “provide a propitious framework for amplifying advocacy in favor of the Continent and its effective contribution to meeting global challenges.”

Meanwhile some analysts argue that the AU does not represent any African country in law, social, or economic terms. They also point out that the G20 was originally created as a forum for the world’s leading industrialized nations.

Despite the criticism, the AU’s membership in the G20 is a significant development. It is a recognition of the continent’s growing economic and political importance. It is also a sign that the G20 is committed to addressing the challenges facing Africa.

The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum comprised of 19 sovereign countries, European Union (EU) and now the newly added AU. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation and sustainable development. G20.

The AU’s membership in the G20 is a historic moment for Africa and a sign of the continent’s growing global importance. It is also a positive development for the global economy, as it will help to ensure that the voices of African countries are heard in the decision-making process.

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