The ongoing G-20 summit in New Delhi under the presidency of India is writing a new history. It is being discussed all over the world and many global leaders are praising India’s vision and execution. In this series, following India’s initiative, the African Union has been made a member of the G-20.
Inaugurating the conference at the Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the heads of state and their representatives to the world. Following this, he paid tribute to the more than 630 people who died in the devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Morocco and said he will provide necessary assistance to Morocco at this time.
To continue his speech, the Prime Minister suggested that the African Union should become a permanent member of the G20. This proposal by India was supported by China and the European Union. As soon as the Prime Minister of India passed this resolution in his capacity as chairman, the African Union chief Ajali Asomani went and hugged Prime Minister Modi.
On this Prime Minister Modi said: “Keeping in mind the spirit of Sabka Saath, India had proposed that the African Union should be given permanent membership in the G20. I think we all agree on this proposal. “With the consent of all, I urge the head of the African Union to take his place as a permanent member of the G20.”
55 countries in Africa will benefit from the Organization of African Union (OAU) gaining membership in the G20. It was built in 1963. The total gross domestic product of 55 countries included in this organization is just Rs 18.81 thousand crore. Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was its creator. He remained its president until 2009.
Originally, the purpose of this organization was to give freedom to the slave countries of Africa. Later it was developed as a platform for mutual dialogue. African countries used to discuss their political and economic issues here. Now after becoming a member of the G-20, they will get its benefit.
Prime Minister Modi had written a letter to the leaders of the member states in June this year to include the African Union in the G20. In this letter, PM Modi had urged to give full membership to the African Union during the New Delhi summit.
A few weeks after PM Modi wrote the letter, the proposal was included in the official draft communiqué for the summit. The inclusion took place during the third G20 Sherpa meeting, convened in Hampi, Karnataka in July.
In recent years, India has emerged as a major advocate for African countries. In an interview with PTI earlier this month, Prime Minister Modi said Africa is a “top priority” for India. He had said that India is working to involve the people who feel their voices are not being heard in global affairs.
The G20 was founded in 1999 as a response to various global economic crises. The G20 member states together account for around 85 percent of the world’s GDP, more than 75 percent of global trade and almost two-thirds of the world’s population.
The G20 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. Is. Now the African Union is its new member.