The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MINAFETT), has revealed via Twitter handle that their discussions revolved around preparations of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Kigali in June 2021.
They also discussed global matters including COVID-19 pandemic and Climate Change Action.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta meets with Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland who is in Rwanda for a 3-day visit to discuss CHOGM 2021 preparations as well as other issues of global interest including COVID19 and Climate Action,” reads MINAFETT’s tweet.
After holding discussions, Scotland said she is delighted to be back in Rwanda.
“Honoured to be back in Rwanda. This morning, I received an update on Rwanda’s preparedness to host CHOGM 2021 later this year from Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta and his team,” she tweeted.
Patricia Scotland comes to Rwanda, few days after the visit by the delegation of Commonwealth envoys who commended Rwanda’s progress on preparations for the upcoming CHOGM.
As the World celebrated Common Wealth Day on Monday 8th March 2021, Minister Biruta reiterated Rwanda’s readiness to host the upcoming CHOGM and invited guests to the meeting expected to discuss issues of global concern.
CHOGM was to take place last year but it has been postponed to June 2021 because COVID-19 pandemic.