Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will jet in Kigali next week to grace the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
“Had a good telephone conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about bilateral and global issues of common interest. I am happy to be welcoming him to CHOGM2022 next week along with other leaders, and look forward to broadening our discussion and our cooperation,” President Paul Kagame twitted on Thursday.
The official opening of CHOGM takes place on Friday 24 June and is followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads on Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June. They are proceeded by four Forums, ministerial meetings, side events and other activities.
The theme for CHOGM 2022 is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.’
When the Commonwealth was first officially formed in 1926 when the Balfour Declaration of the Imperial Conference recognised the full sovereignty of dominions. Known as the “British Commonwealth”, the original members were the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Irish Free State, and Newfoundland.