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India expects that the summit will decide the issue of the African Union joining the G20.

India expects that the summit will decide the issue of the African Union joining the G20.

India expects that the issue of the African Union joining the G20 will be resolved during the summit in New Delhi, said First Deputy Foreign Minister of India Vinay Kwatra.

“All countries, all delegations present are making serious efforts to move towards a consensus on the African Union. Our Sherpa has already said that the Prime Minister (Indian Narendra Modi) has written a letter to all countries in the G20 with a proposal to include the African union as a full member of the G20. We expect that at the summit, which begins tomorrow morning, an appropriate decision will be taken on this issue,” Kwatra said during a special press conference of the Indian Foreign Ministry dedicated to the upcoming summit.

Earlier, Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that G20 countries agreed to grant the African Union permanent member status; G20 leaders are expected to announce this decision during a summit in India on September 9-10.

It is noted that now the African Union will have the same status in the organization as the EU.
In June, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a letter to G20 leaders suggesting that the African Union be granted full membership in the group.