PM Gaston Browne attends CHOGM 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda with his delegations

Gaston Browne- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, has attended the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, which started on June 20, 2022, and will be concluded on June 25 2022. 

PM Gaston Browne attends CHOGM 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda with his delegations
PM Gaston Browne attends CHOGM 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda with his delegations

 Antigua and Barbuda: Gaston Browne- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, has attended the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, which started on June 20, 2022, and will be concluded on June 25 2022. 

CHOGM has been delayed since the month of June 2020 due to the pandemic.

Various officials of the country such as E.P. Chet Greene, who is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade, Maria Bird-Browne, Minister for Housing, Lands and Urban Renewal, Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Miss Ideka Dowe, Political and Trade Attaché at the High Commission have joined Prime Minister Browne in his visit. 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has scheduled a series of activities he will perform there. Firstly he will speak on two distinguished panels that will focus on climate change and sustainable economic development. 

Secondly, On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Prime Minister will attend a fireside chat during the Commonwealth Business Forum with colleague Prime Minister Philip Davis of The Bahamas and Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldives, to be moderated by Lord Marland. 

In the sessions, the main focus would remain on the theme “Financing the Blue-Green Growth for Sustainable Islands”. 

Further, on Thursday, June 23, 2022, Prime Minister address the high-level panel discussions along with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, and Prime Minister Lee-Hsien Loong of Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Donald Marles of Australia and Alok Sharma, the COP26 President.

The discussion will be mainly focused on the theme“Keeping 1.5 Alive – The Glasgow Climate Pact and Building Momentum towards COP 27.”

Further, he will have also scheduled to meet with leaders of several countries in the Commonwealth to strengthen the bilateral and diplomatic relations and deepen cooperation between Antigua and Barbuda and the countries such as Cyprus, Nigeria, Kenya, Malta, Rwanda, Ghana, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

After that, he will also join two closed executive sessions for Commonwealth Heads of Government on Friday, June 24, and the elections will be held to select the next incumbent Secretary General. 

Antigua and Barbuda will be presented by Foreign Minister E.P. Chet Greene at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) and the Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting for the Small States.  

Maria Browne will represent Antigua and Barbuda in the side event, which is based on the violence against women and girls and the wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.