President Joe Biden will next week announce US support for the admission of the African Union to the G20 group of world’s largest economies as a permanent member, a White House official said. said on Friday.
White House adviser Judd Devermont said Biden would make the announcement during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.
“We need more African voices in international conversations regarding the economy, democracy and global governance, climate change, health and security,” Devermont said.
African Union and Senegal President Macky Sall and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have urged Biden to increase their representation at the G20, Devermont told The Washington Post, which first reported on the upcoming announcement. . South Africa is the only G20 member from Africa.
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