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Buhari travels to Rwanda for Commonwealth meeting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari is to jet out of Nigeria on Wednesday to Rwanda to be part of the 26th edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which kicked off on June 20 and will run through June 26, IgbereTV reports

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said Buhari will “join other leaders to participate in discussions focused on the progress and prosperity of the more than 2 billion people living in the 54 independent countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific that make up the Commonwealth

In the statement tagged ‘President Buhari to attend CHOGM 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda,’ the presidential spokesman said Buhari will attend the official opening ceremony on June 24, followed by high-level meetings of Heads of State and Government on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June.

“The theme for CHOGM 2022 is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming,’ and the Heads of Government are expected to reaffirm their commitment to upholding the Commonwealth Charter, which focuses on democracy, human rights, the rule of law, as well as economic opportunities and sustainable development,” the statement said.

It added that the Commonwealth leaders are expected to consider a range of topical issues including post COVID-19 economic recovery, debt sustainability, climate change, poverty reduction, youth entrepreneurship and employment, trade and food security

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