The G20 members have finally agreed for the African Union to be the permanent member among them. With this African Union will be having equal status as that of the European Union. Ahead of the G20 summit, the African Union, a continent of 55 members States, will become a member of the G20 nations. The G20 summit for the year 2023 will be held in India this year. The head of all the 20 nations will visit Delhi to attend the Summit on 9th and 10th September. It will be hosted at the state-of-the-art, Bharat Mandapam convention centre which is located at Pragati Maidan.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also taken the initiative to send the G20 Nations a letter which proposed for the African Union to be included in the group of G20 Nations. He wrote that the African Union should be given full and permanent membership of the bloc at the Summit which is going to be held in Delhi. Similarly, countries such as Brazil, Canada as well as Germany had shown support for including the African Union in the G20 Nations group.
At the moment, there are 19 nations in the G20 nations group, excluding the European Union. Meanwhile, this years G20 summit will be attended by non member countries as well. This will include Bangladesh, Singapore, Nigeria and Spain. Along with the nations, organisations have also been invited for this year’s summit. Like the World Health Organisation, World Bank and the IMF. However, African unions inclusion into the G20 is still not announced and is expected to happen around the weekends. However, we could not verify the news independently.
The G20 was formed in the 1999 when the whole of Asia was facing financial difficulties. To tackle this issue, a financial grouping was made. The countries that came together are Argentina, India, Australia, Canada, France, South Korea, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa, United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.