Commonwealth member states to meet in June

By ZBC Reporter

COMMONWEALTH member states are set to meet in June this year after the deadly COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the meeting in June 2020.

In a statement, Rwandese President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Right-Honourable Patricia Scotland confirmed 20 June as the new date for the meeting pencilled for Kigali, Rwanda.

President Kagame added that his country is pleased to welcome all delegates and participants to Kigali for a safe and productive Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The commonwealth Secretary-general also said that he hopes the meeting in Kigali will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the values that bind the Commonwealth together and focus on vital issues, including the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling climate change and poverty, boosting trade and promoting sustainable development.

The CHOGM is customarily held every two years and is the Commonwealth’s highest consultative and policy-making gathering.

Zimbabwe is currently ceased with processes for re-admission into the commonwealth in line with the Second Republic’s engagement and re-engagement agenda.