Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its support for the African Union’s permanent membership in the G20.
In a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency, the ministry highlighted the importance of the African Union’s membership in addressing the challenges faced today, such as climate change, economic slowdown, debt distress, and unequal recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement emphasized the need for collective action and mutual trust between the Kingdom and African Union member countries in addressing these challenges. The ministry also expressed its eagerness to strengthen relations with the African Union and expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
This news is significant for both Saudi Arabia and the African Union, as the G20 is a platform for the world’s largest economies to coordinate economic policy and address global challenges.
Being a permanent member of the G20 would give the African Union a stronger voice in global economic governance and provide an opportunity to advance its development agenda. It also demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s commitment to promoting cooperation with African countries and strengthening ties between the two regions.