Kagame receives Commonwealth Secretary General

On 12 March 2021 at 08:23

President Paul Kagame yesterday received Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland who came to Rwanda for three-day visit.

Her visit that started yesterday is aimed at gauging together the progress on preparations of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

CHOGM was to take place last year but it has been postponed to June 2021 because COVID-19 pandemic.

Before meeting with Kagame, Scotland held discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta revolving around preparations of the 26th CHOGM, global matters including COVID-19 pandemic and Climate Change Action.

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.

Rwanda’s preparations for the upcoming CHOGM have been characterized by upgrading infrastructures including roads among others.