G20 Summit: Impact of African Union Membership on Economic Development

New Delhi

The G20 summit in Delhi has begun, with all member countries participating. Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the meeting by welcoming guests and expressing condolences to the people killed in the earthquake in Morocco. He stated that India is ready to assist Morocco. The most significant decision made during the first session was to make the African Union (AU) a permanent member of the G20. Modi announced that the mission of the G20 should be Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Vishwas.

India also announced the launch of a global biofuels alliance to promote clean fuel use. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that the declaration agreed upon by the G-20 leaders is focused on promoting strong sustainable, balanced, and inclusive development, aiming to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya expressed satisfaction with the leadership shown by PM Modi and the Indian government during their chairmanship of the G-20.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah criticized Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge for not being invited to the G20 dinner due to pre-arranged programs. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Delhi on the invitation of President Murmu, while Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel were also not present at the dinner.

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