Prince Charles visits Rwanda

On 22 juin 2022 at 06:54

The Prince of Wales, Charles has arrived in Rwanda to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022. Prince Charles who arrived in Kigali in the evening of Tuesday 21st June 2022 was accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles.

They arrived at Kigali International Airport around 9:00 p.m. onboard Royal Air Force’s plane.

Upon arrival in Rwanda, they were welcomed by different officials including Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Johnston Busingye and British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair and UK Minister of State for South and Central Asia, UN and the Commonwealth, Tariq Ahmad.

Prince Charles is visiting Rwanda for the first time. During his stay in Rwanda, he is expected to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi.

He will also visit a school at district level to witness how students enrolled in vocational courses acquire skills paving the way for creation of jobs and contribute to national economy.

Prince Charles will be representing Queen Elizabeth II at the meeting which was postponed two times in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

The first born of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, was designated as her successor in 2018.

Prince Charles has attended similar meetings five times since 1997.

CHOGM is usually held in a different country every two years.

The last country to host CHOGM in 2018 was the UK and the host country for CHOGM 2024 will be announced at this week’s summit.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 takes place from 20-25 June in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme “Delivering a Common Future : Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

The official opening of CHOGM takes place on Friday 24th June and is followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads on Friday 24th to Saturday 25th June. These events are preceded by four forums, ministerial meetings, side events and other activities.

Prince Charles arriving at Kigali International Airport.
Prince Charles has arrived in Rwanda for the first time.
Prince Charles with Rwanda's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Johnston Busingye after arriving in Rwanda.