Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has proposed including the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC) in the G20.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the opening of the first session of the G20 summit that the African Union has become a permanent member of the G20.
“(At the G20 summit) the African Union became part of the group. The wealth of the African continent has been plundered by the powers of the world, and this is an act of reparation to ensure that the plunder does not continue. I proposed that next year, under the Brazilian presidency (of the G20), CELAC should join it , because it is inconceivable that the Caribbean voice will not be represented when the region is suffering the most from climate change,” the president said at the Group of 77 plus China summit in Cuba. His performance was broadcast on X (formerly Twitter).
He also again called for reform of the international financial system, which, in the form of the IMF and the World Bank, has led a number of countries into crisis, “concentrating income in the hands of a few and spreading poverty among millions of people.”