UK’s Commonwealth Minister Arrives In Kigali

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth has arrived in Rwanda for a two-day working visit as the country prepares to host Commonwealth leaders in June.

According to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad is scheduled to have a guided tour to see first-hand Rwanda’s preparations for a safe and successful event.

During the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) UK will hand over to Rwanda the role of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon earlier said; “UK commends Rwanda’s work on its planning for a safe and secure meeting of the Commonwealth family at CHOGM 2021.”

According to his schedule, Lord Ahmad will lay a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

The Minister will later today meet with Rwanda Government officials to discuss bilateral and Commonwealth issues, including climate change. He will also meet with rights activists and journalists.

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