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‘Most important outcome’: Deputy Director of G20 Research Group on inclusion of African Union

Dr Tristen Naylor, Deputy Director of G20 Research Group. ANI

Inclusion of the African Union in the G20 is ‘the most important outcome’ of the ongoing Summit in Delhi, said an International Politics expert from the University of Cambridge.

“The most important outcome of this Summit is the inclusion of the African Union as a full member of the G20,” said Tristen Naylor, Deputy Director of G20 Research Group.

Naylor underscores the importance of the step in bringing the developing world closer to the group of top 20 economies. India, he argues, is positioned as a bridge between the West and the rest of the world.

That is a big step forward in increasing the legitimacy of the club & creating meaningful links with the global south. India is well-positioned to act as a bridge between the global south & the other actors be it the West or the Gulf states, the Middle East, China, and Russia. India is well-positioned diplomatically, which certainly gives it an advantage in forging links with those not included in the group…,” said Naylor who is an Assistant Professor of International Politics and History at the University of Cambridge.

African Union was included in the second session of Day 1 of the G20 Summit called “One Family.”

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