The announcement of the African Union’s permanent membership in the G20 brought forth a deeply emotional response from President Azali Assoumani, who serves as both the President of the Union of Comoros and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU).
President Assoumani shared his heartfelt reaction, saying, “I was about to cry. It was a great emotion for me. Because actually, we thought that there was going to be a debate, and then a decision would be taken, but at the very beginning of the Summit, it was announced that we were a member.”
His emotional response underscores the historic significance of the African Union’s inclusion as a permanent member of the G20. This development represents a recognition of the importance of Africa’s role on the global stage and highlights the continent’s growing influence in international affairs.
The African Union’s newfound permanent membership in the G20 is not only a momentous occasion for the organization but also a significant step forward in promoting inclusivity and collaboration on the world stage.
Source: Statements by President Azali Assoumani