The African Union has become a permanent member of the G20 on 9th September 2023. India had proposed that the African Union be granted permanent membership of G20 with the sense of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. In his remarks at the first session titled ‘One Earth’, Mr Modi said India’s G20 presidency has become a symbol of inclusion, of ‘sabka saath’ both inside and outside the country. The 55-member bloc of African nations joins the European Union as only the second regional organization to become a permanent member of the G20. The announcement ends the African Union’s seven years of advocacy to see the bloc added to the G20. The move serves as a powerful acknowledgment of the growing importance of Africa.