ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) has formally joined the G20 as a new member at the annual leaders summit in New Delhi. “With everyone’s approval, I request the AU head to take his seat as a permanent G20 member,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an opening address to the summit. Azali Assoumani, the current Chairperson of the AU and President of Comoros, then took a seat alongside world leaders. The AU, a continental body of 55 member states, now has the same status as the European Union – the only regional bloc with full membership. AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the bloc’s entry into the G20 as a full member.
Source: Ethiopian News September 09, 2023 14:11 UTC