G20 meet: India wants full membership for African Union
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a bold step in taking Africa's voice on the international stage and shaping the future of the shared world, sources said, adding that he has written to G20 counterparts to provide African Union with full membership at the upcoming G20 Summit in the national capital, New Delhi.
According to the sources, PM Modi has proposed that the African Union be given full membership at the upcoming Delhi Summit of G20, on their request. Prime Minister Modi firmly advocates and supports the Africa cause and has led from the front in this matter. This will be the right step towards a just, fair, more inclusive and representative global architecture and governance sources added.
Prime Minister Modi is also a strong believer in holding a greater voice of the Global South countries on international platforms, particularly of African countries, noted the sources.
As part of India's G20 Presidency, he has particularly focused on incorporating priorities of the African countries in the G20 agenda, they added.