Kamina Johnson Smith visits Rwanda for 26th CHOGM 2022, express pleasure

While expressing pleasure, Kamina Johnson Smith noted, "Thrilled to be in Kigali, Rwanda for the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations (#CHOGM)."

Kamina Johnson Smith visits Rwanda for 26th CHOGM 2022, express pleasure
Kamina Johnson Smith visits Rwanda for 26th CHOGM 2022, express pleasure

Jamaica: Kamina Johnson Smith- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Jamaica, expressed pleasure in visiting Kigali, Rwanda, for the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations (CHOGM 2022). 

While expressing pleasure, Kamina Johnson Smith noted, “Thrilled to be in Kigali, Rwanda for the 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations (#CHOGM).” 

The theme this year is theme is “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

This week, #Commonwealth heads will discuss climate change, food security, impact on our oceans and sustainable energy.

Commonwealth leaders from across 54 Commonwealth countries will travel to Rwanda to showcase their common values and create agendas and strategies of actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens. Decisions taken at CHOGM also guide the work programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Commonwealth of Nations is an intergovernmental organization that comprises 54 member nations from Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is one of the largest summits for world leaders across the globe. It represents one of the most important fora for the issues of small island developing states to be heard and addressed by the international community. It aims to reinforce multilateral cooperation, explore new opportunities, and tackle common challenges for the well-being of future generations. 

Since 1971, leaders of Commonwealth countries have met every two years for CHOGM, which is hosted by a different member country on a rotating basis. CHOGM 2022 will run from June 20 to 25. 

The candidates are the incumbent Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland of Dominica; Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith of Jamaica and Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli of Tuvalu.

Kamina Johnson Smith is Jamaica’s candidature for the position of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and has promoted herself by holding various diplomatic visits and talks in Africa and the Caribbean countries.