PM Pierre to attend CHOGM 2022 in Rwanda, deliver address on climate action

Prime Minister Philip J Pierre is all set to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, which started on June 20, 2022, and will be concluded on June 25, 2022

PM Pierre to attend CHOGM 2022 in Rwanda, deliver address on climate action
PM Pierre to attend CHOGM 2022 in Rwanda, deliver address on climate action

Castries, St Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J Pierre is all set to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, which started on June 20, 2022, and will be concluded on June 25, 2022. 

Prime Minister of St Lucia- Philip J Pierre, has accepted an invitation from Secretary-General of the Commonwealth– Patricia Scotland. In the CHOGM, PM Philip Pierre will deliver a keynote address on climate action at a high-level side event. The theme for the event will be “Climate Change and the Commonwealth: Accelerating Action”.

PM Pierre will deliver an address on June 22, 2022, before representatives of Commonwealth member countries and officials of United Nations partner agencies.

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 20 -25 June.

PM Philip J Pierre will be accompanied by various delegations for CHOGM 2022, such as President of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities [NCPD] Merphilus James.

In the meeting and various side events, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre, with his delegations on behalf of the government of St Lucia, will outline the important contributions of the NCPD, which is continually used to create and raise public awareness and helps in the improvement of the quality of life of the people and differently-abled population of St Lucia. 

Further, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre will also join the key stakeholder engagements, which helps in the persuasion of the opportunities to increase the level of participation by the differently-abled population of St Lucia in the national development agenda. 

Prime Minister Philip Pirre would also be engaged in bilateral talks with the officials represented by the Republic of Rwanda to continue discussions on the possibility of establishing an air services agreement. 

It will also be scheduled that the government of St Lucia and the Republic of Rwanda sign a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019 that could lead to a negotiated draft Air Services Agreement between the two nations. 

In the absence of Prime Minister Philip J Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ernest Hilaire will be performed as a Prime Minister.