A super power

President of the Union of Comoros and chairperson of the African Union (AU) Azali Assoumani on Sunday said India is a superpower in terms of “inhabitance” and “ahead of China now”.  Assoumani said as the fifth superpower in the world, there was enough room for India in Africa. “India is the 5th superpower in the world so there is enough room for India in Africa. We also know that India is so powerful that it went to space. So we just need to coordinate…India is a superpower in terms of inhabitance, India is ahead of China now,” the AU chairperson said. He also praised India for advancements in space research.
Opening up on the moment when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged him after formally inducting the African Union into the G20 family, the AU Chairperson said it was an emotional one for him. He added that he thought there would be a debate before a decision is arrived at but the African Union was announced as part of the G20 family at the very outset of the two-day summit on Sunday.
I was about to cry. It was a great emotion for me. Because actually, we thought that there was going to be a debate and then a decision would be taken but at the very beginning of the Summit it was announced that we were a member, he said. Modi called the inclusion of the African Union in the G20 a “significant stride” towards a more inclusive global dialogue.