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Discover the surprising statement by the African Union Chairperson about India’s rise to the fifth superpower spot, surpassing China. Get the inside scoop on this remarkable development!
New Delhi: Azali Assoumani, the President of the Union of Comoros and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) expressed admiration for India, describing it as a global superpower in terms of population and highlighting its leadership in various fields, including space exploration. Assoumani emphasized that India has become the fifth superpower globally, surpassing China. He also stressed that there is ample room for India to engage more with Africa.
The AU Chairperson commended India’s advancements in space research and shared his emotional moment when Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the African Union into the G20 family with a warm embrace during the summit. Assoumani was pleasantly surprised by the swift decision to include the African Union in the G20, expressing his gratitude to the member countries of the G20 for this historic inclusion.
In his opening remarks at the 18th G20 Leaders’ Summit, PM Modi extended a formal invitation to the African Union, represented by Assoumani, to join the G20 as a permanent member. The African Union Chairperson expressed his appreciation to the G20 member nations for this significant step.
Assoumani took to his official social media platform to announce, “The G20, led by Prime Minister @narendramodi, has officially welcomed the @_AfricanUnion into its ranks. On behalf of the African continent, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the member countries of @g20org for this momentous inclusion.”
On Sunday, PM Modi held a productive meeting with Assoumani, congratulating him on the African Union’s inclusion in the G20 family.
PM Modi shared on his official social media account, “I had a very fruitful meeting with @PR_AZALI. I extended my congratulations once again for @_AfricanUnion becoming a part of the G20 family. Comoros holds great importance in India’s SAGAR Vision, and our discussions included ways to enhance cooperation in areas such as shipping, trade, and more.”
Earlier in the day, PM Modi hailed the African Union’s inclusion in the G20 as a “significant step” toward fostering a more inclusive global dialogue. He affirmed India’s commitment to collaborative efforts that benefit the entire world. The African Union comprises 55 member states in Africa, and the proposal to include it in the G20 was first put forward by PM Modi in June of this year.