“This will be a right step towards a fair, equitable, more inclusive and representative global architecture and governance,” a government source at the agency commented on Narendra Modi’s proposal.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed giving the African Union full membership in the Group of Twenty (G20) during the forum’s upcoming summit, Reuters reports citing a government source.
According to the source, Modi’s proposal shows New Delhi’s commitment to strengthening Africa’s global representation and working together on global issues. “This will be a right step towards a fair, equitable, more inclusive and representative global architecture and governance,” he commented. In addition, he said that the president is a “firm believer” in the need for the Global South, in particular, African countries, to have a greater voice on international platforms.
This year, India will host the G20 summit, scheduled for September. In addition to the member countries of the forum and international organizations such as the African Union, the UN or the International Monetary Fund, nine countries will also participate as “guests”, including Bangladesh, Singapore, Spain and Nigeria.