US President Backs African Joining The G20 Permanently
US President, Joe Biden, has announced that he supports the African Union joining the G20 club of nations permanently.
President Biden says that Africa belongs to the table in every room where challenges are being discussed and in every institution where discussions are taking place.
This took place during the US-Africa summit taking place in Washington DC, which is seen as an American effort to re-assert its influence in Africa to counter Chinese involvement.
Currently, out of the countries who have a permanent seat in the G20, none are African.
Recall that the US President Joe Biden has announced billions of dollars in new funding for Africa at a summit of dozens of heads of state in Washington.
President Biden told the over 40 African leaders attending the summit that the United States is ‘all in’ on Africa’s future.
He also spoke optimistically of improved links with Africa during a summit in which he announced $55bn in new funding for the continent over the next three years.
This included $100m for clean energy projects. He told the gathering in Washington that when Africa succeeded, so too did the United States.