Samoa to host next CHOGM in 2024

Adoba Echono

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has ended in Rwanda with Samoa confirmed as the next host of the meeting.

Samoa’s hosting of the 2024 event will be the first time a Pacific member country will host CHOGM.

Samoa’s Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa attended the meeting in Rwanda.

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The Heads of Commonwealth at the end of their meeting in Kigali, Rwanda accepted and welcomed the offer of Samoa to host the next meeting.

CHOGM brings together leaders and delegations from 54 Commonwealth nations from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Europe.

Leaders of Commonwealth countries meet every two years, hosted by different member countries on a rotating basis since 1971.

The last meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom in 2018, and this is the first meeting since the covid-19 pandemic delayed the meeting for two years.

The week-long meeting discussed important matters to the Commonwealth family of nations such as democracy, peace, and governance; sustainable and inclusive development; post-covid-19 recovery, climate crisis, new members, and new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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