Modi Wants a More Inclusive World With AU in G20

The theme of the upcoming #G20 Summit (#G20Summit2023) is “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” This credo is based on the Indian philosophy encapsulated in the age-old Sanskrit words of wisdom of ‘ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ‘ which takes the view that “The World is One Family.” It also takes inspiration from ‘ Sarva Jana Hitaaya, Sarva Jana Kukhaaya ‘ which aims to achieve ‘ Welfare for All, Happiness for All ‘.

Furthermore, the move is consistent with the vision and ideals of the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah who firmly believed in the equality of and fairness for all peoples and that this principle should extend to countries as well because every country’s voice matters, irrespective of its population size, economic weight or geographical location.

Therefore, Indian PM Narendra Modi has made it abundantly clear that one of his prime objectives is to have the African Union (AU) admitted into G20, which consists of 19 of the world’s biggest economies as well as the European Union (EU). If the proposal sails through at the Delhi Summit, then G20 will turn into G21.

Justifying his decision, Modi explains that global challenges and issues, such as #ClimateChange and #FoodSecurity, cannot be tackled without the close collaboration of one the most strategic and dynamic regions in the world.

PM Modi hosts Voice of Global South Summit 2023 in January 2023

India’s presidency of #G20 has sowed the ‘seeds of confidence’ into countries of the Third World. The greater inclusion of #GlobalSouth in world affairs is gaining traction and is a natural historical development.

This move will represent a key step towards the reforms of multilateral bodies which the #GlobalSouth has been clamoring for since several years. India aspires to carry the voice of the #GlobalSouth. To that effect, India hosted the Voice of Global South Summit at the start of 2023.

“Today, the developed nations are acknowledging the potential of the Global South more than ever before and recognizing the aspirations of these countries as a force for the global good.”

Indian PM Narendra Modi

During the #G20 Summit in New Delhi, PM Modi is set to meet the PM Pravind Jugnauth of Mauritius and #AU Chair Azali Assoumani before having dinner with US President Joe Biden. For this edition of the G20 Summit Modi invited three African countries: Egypt, Mauritius and Nigeria.