African Union (AU) becomes permanent member of G20
The African Union (AU), has been formally included as a permanent member of the Group of 20 (G20), during the 18th G20 meeting 2023, being held in India on September 09 and 10, 2023. AU is a continental body of 55 member states.
During the opening remarks at the summit on September 9, 2023, Prime Minister Modi invited the AU Chairperson and President of the Union of Comoros, Azali Assoumani, to take a seat at the table of G20 leaders as a permanent member representing AU.
As of 2023, there are 21 members in the Group of 20 (G20).