The Commonwealth

New date set for Commonwealth summit in Rwanda

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The last meeting was held in London in April 2018

A Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) postponed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic will now be held in June next year in Rwanda's capital, Kigali.

The biennial meeting is the Commonwealth’s highest consultative and policy-making gathering. It will be held in the week of 21 June 2021.

The Commonwealth secretariat said member countries had agreed on the new date.

"Our meetings in Rwanda will give us a real opportunity to focus on our post Covid recovery, but we also know that the pandemic has not reduced the urgency with which global challenges such as climate change, the global economy, trade and sustainable development need to be dealt with decisively through multilateral cooperation and mutual support," Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland said in a statement.

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