AU Chairman Macky Sall to attend G20 summit: Officials | News

The Senegalese president’s presence on the Bali summit follows his attendance on the COP27 talks in Egypt.

African Union Chairman and Senegal President Macky Sall plans to attend the upcoming G20 summit in Bali, two government officials have said.

Sall would have “two hats” on the meeting, representing each the AU and Senegal, certainly one of the officials told Reuters news agency on Friday.

The visit, his first to a G20 summit, comes as Africa looks to carry wealthier nations to account for his or her climate pledges. It’s going to follow Sall’s attendance on the United Nations COP27 climate meeting in Egypt where he was a number one advocate for wealthy countries to contribute more money to assist Africa adapt to climate change.

The summit in Bali, Indonesia, takes place on November 15-16, overlapping the second week of the COP27 conference.

Senegal is in discussions with G20 members a few deal to support its transition to low-carbon energy.

The so-called Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) was pioneered by South Africa’s deal last yr with countries including the USA, the UK, Germany, and France, providing funding to hurry up its transition away from coal power.

“He will likely be there on the conference and certainly one of the agenda items he will likely be discussing with the G20 partners is the Senegal JETP,” said the official.

In September, while addressing the 77th session of the UN’s General Assembly, Sall had advocated for a seat for the AU throughout the G20, “in order that Africa can, finally, be represented where decisions are taken that affect 1.4 billion Africans”.


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