Thu 23 June 2022:
For a summit of Commonwealth nations where global concerns will be discussed, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the Rwandan capital Kigali.
“I’ve arrived in Rwanda for CHOGM to address global challenges, from hunger to climate change, and to turbocharge trade with some of the world’s most dynamic economies,” Johnson said on Twitter early on Thursday.
“With our shared values, history and language — the Commonwealth is a unique and vital association,” he added.
As trade with the EU has decreased since Brexit and the nation has had its highest inflation rates in the past 40 years, the British prime is anticipated to strengthen his nation’s trade relations with the 54-member club.
Representatives from Australia and Jamaica, two nations that have recently discussed severing relations with the British monarchy, will also attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Prince Charles is representing Queen Elizabeth II at the meeting that is convening for the first time since 2018 due to the pandemic.
The event coincided with uncertainty over the British government’s controversial Rwanda plan, with which it plans to remove thousands of asylum seekers to the East African country.
Following a last-minute legal intervention from the European Court of Human Rights, its first scheduled flight was grounded on June 14.
According to The Times, Prince Charles called the idea “appalling” and said he was “more than disappointed” by the deportation plan,
Up until Sunday, the Commonwealth conference will go on.
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