Officials: AU Chairman Macky Sall will be present at the G20 summit.




According to two government officials, Macky Sall, the president of Senegal and the chairman of the African Union, intends to attend the forthcoming G20 conference in Bali.

One of the officials told Reuters on Friday that Sall will wear “two hats” for the conference to represent the AU and Senegal.

His first trip to a G20 conference coincides with Africa’s efforts to hold wealthier countries accountable for their climate commitments.

It will come after Sall’s participation in the United Nations COP27 climate conference in Egypt, where he was a major champion for wealthy nations to make more financial contributions to aid Africa in adapting to climate change.


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

According to report, Senegal is in discussions with G20 members about a 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 year with countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, providing funding to speed up its transition away from coal power.


“He will be there at the conference and one of the agenda items he will 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 within the G20, “so that Africa can, at last, be represented where decisions are taken that affect 1.4 billion Africans”.

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