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#G20SummitDelhi: African Union Becomes New Permanent Member ; Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Proposal Accepted

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In a significant milestone under India’s G20 presidency, the African Union became a new permanent member of the grouping of the largest economies of the world. It is the first expansion of the influential bloc since its inception in 1999.

All member countries of the G20 accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to bring the key bloc of the Global South to the high table of the world’s top economies.

“Honoured to welcome the African Union as a permanent member of the G20 Family. This will strengthen the G20 and also strengthen the voice of the Global South,” Modi posted on X along with a video of his announcing that the African Union has become a permanent member of the G20.

On African Union becoming a member of the G20, Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told ANI , “It’s an important development to have the African continent included in such forums and processes. And we see it as an important step that signals more reform processes that we would like to see with respect to the United Nations Security Council, with respect to global multilateral financial institutions.”

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