Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises and Chair of B20 India Action Council on African Economic Integration, has expressed his admiration for the African Union’s permanent membership in the G20. Mittal lauded this development as a momentous milestone that paves the way for more inclusive compositions within international organizations.
In a statement released on Saturday, Mittal conveyed his hearty congratulations to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his successful leadership in securing the African Union’s permanent membership in the G20. He expressed confidence that this day would be remembered as a defining moment in the pursuit of greater inclusivity across international organizations and their bodies.
Sunil Mittal, who has actively engaged with the government on this matter through his role as Chair of the B20 Action Council on African Economic Integration, highlighted the government’s unwavering commitment to this inclusion. He expressed his delight at the G20’s consensus on this necessary first step toward a more participative African Union in the global order.
The Group of 20 (G20), consisting of 19 countries and the European Union, formally welcomed the African Union into its ranks during the inaugural session of the Leaders Summit held in New Delhi on September 9-10.
The inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member in the G20 is seen as a significant move towards fostering greater collaboration and representation on the global stage. It reflects a commitment to addressing international challenges with a more diverse and inclusive approach.
Mittal’s acknowledgment of this historic development emphasizes the importance of embracing diverse perspectives and voices in global decision-making. The African Union’s enhanced role within the G20 is expected to contribute to more comprehensive and effective solutions to global issues.
As the world faces numerous challenges, including economic recovery, climate change, and public health crises, the unity and collective efforts of organizations like the G20 are crucial. The African Union’s permanent membership strengthens the G20’s ability to address these challenges from a broader and more inclusive standpoint.
Sunil Bharti Mittal’s commendation underscores the significance of global cooperation and diplomacy in creating a more equitable and sustainable world. The African Union’s participation in the G20 marks a positive step towards a more inclusive and collaborative international community.