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G20 Summit kicks off in India, African union joins group

NEW DELHI, SANA-The two-day summit of the G20 countries has opened in New Delhi. Leaders of all G20 countries and nine other states (Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Singapore) have been invited to the meeting. The main events of the meeting will be held at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center in the center of the capital.

TASS reported that the African Union has officially joined the G-20 group.

The theme of the summit, hosted by India, is “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” The motto is taken from the Upanishads, ancient Indian religious and philosophical texts.

The three main sessions to be held during the summit also bear the same titles – One Earth, One Family, and One Future.

During the event, participants are expected to discuss a wide range of issues. These include intensifying action on climate change and clean energy, promoting rapid and inclusive economic growth, accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, reforming multilateral institutions to reflect the realities of the 21st century, and promoting women’s leadership in various fields.

India intends to seek greater involvement of the Global South in addressing global issues. The inclusion of the African Union in the G20 will be one of the issues to be discussed by the leaders of the world’s twenty leading powers.

Mazen Eyon

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