The Foreign Minister Dr. A.K Abdul Momen, M.P. arrived in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday (22 June 2022) to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The Foreign Minister was received by the Bangladesh envoys to London and Nairobi and the high officials from the Rwandan Government. This year, CHOGM is taking place from 24-25 June 2022 under the theme “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming” with the attendance of more than thirty Heads of Government.
In the afternoon, the Foreign Minister had bilateral meetings with his counterpart, the Foreign Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica Dr. Kenneth M Darroux, and the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Prof. G.L Peiris where the entire gamut of bilateral and multilateral issues was discussed. Dr. Momen also joined the Commonwealth Ministers Meeting on the Small States, reassuring Bangladesh’s support in seeking concrete actions by the international community to build resilience for the climate-vulnerable nations.
Later in the evening, Dr. Momen attended a sideline event hosted by Bangladesh in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Shuchona Foundation, and the British Asian Trust under the title ‘Rethinking Mental Health: A Commonwealth Call to Empower, Care and Transport’. Hon’ble Advisor to the Director-General of WHO on Mental Health and Autism, Ms. Saima Wazed presented a key-note paper on behalf of the Shuchona Foundation.
Prior to CHOGM, a Pre-CHOGM Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) will take place today (23 June 2022) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Dr. Momen is leading an 8-member high-level Bangladesh delegation to the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.