This Monday, Rwanda joined over 2.4 billion people of the
Commonwealth member states to mark the Commonwealth Day.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Biruta tweeted that Commonwealth Day is: “as an affirmation of the richness of our vast diversity and strong unity. Happy Commonwealth Day”
As part of the Commonwealth Day celebrations, officers from the Rwanda National Police raised the Commonwealth flag at the Kigali Convention Centre, which will host the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020, also known as CHOGM 2020.
The theme for the CHOGM 2020 meeting is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. Five sub-themes have been identified for discussion: Governance and Rule of Law, ICT and Innovation, Youth, Environment, and Trade.
Building on progress since CHOGM 2018 in London, leaders are expected to discuss ways the contemporary Commonwealth can transform societies, in accordance with Commonwealth Charter values of democracy, multilateralism, sustainable development, and empowerment of women and youth.
Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in November 2009, becoming the 54th member of the organisation.