President Félix Tshisekedi takes part in the 16th G20 Summit in Italy

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Kinshasa, November 1st, 2021 (CPA) .– The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and current President of the African Union, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, took part in the work of the G20 Summit on Saturday in Rome, Italy. President Félix Tshisekedi, who represents the African continent at this Summit scheduled for October 30 and 31, and placed under the theme « Population, planet, prosperity », was welcomed, on the site of the meeting, by the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi.

The Heads of State of the G20 Summit, of which Italy holds the rotating presidency, are meeting for the first time in two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agenda of these meetings foresees, it is announced, themes relating to « The fight against climate change », « the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery », « The opposition of the digital economy », as well as « subjects of foreign policy, especially the situation in Afghanistan ».

Family photo of G20 leaders and observers

The leaders of the G20 began their exchanges, the same day after the protocol part, with the first session of the summit entitled “World economy and health” during which, it is reported, they will address issues such as economic recovery. in the context of the pandemic, vaccination campaigns and the definition of priorities for the next phase of mobilization against COVID-19.

Important decisions are expected in favor of the African countries represented by the current President of the AU, Felix Tshisekedi, who is among the special guests at the G20 leaders’ summit, it is reported. South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States, France, India, l Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey and the European Union (represented by the country holding the EU Presidency and the Central Bank) make up this great set of G20 member countries. ACP/