The next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been officially launched in a video message from the President of Rwanda and the Commonwealth Secretary-General.
President Paul Kagame and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced that CHOGM 2020 will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre during the week starting 22 June. Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend.
It will be a great pleasure to welcome leaders of the Commonwealth when they gather in Kigali. It will be hard work to make everybody feel Rwanda is an extension of their home. The distinctive aspect of CHOGM 2020 will be connectivity including what young people can do with technology to create vibrant societies and develop our economies.
It’s going to be a very exciting to enable young people to develop and deploy the skills they need so they can fulfill their potential. By connecting, innovating and transforming, the Commonwealth opens up scope for mobilizing the talent of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Branding as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, hosting this meeting will be a great massive added advantage putting the country on a global platform. Already rising as one of Africa’s top tourist destination majorly known for her unrivalled gorilla trekking safaris, unique cultural tours, beautiful sceneries and many more. This prominent tourism potential of the country is also complemented by Rwanda’s premier conference facilities with classic accommodation and convention service in the capital Kigali. Rwanda is also already equipped with five-star hotels and lodges designed with presidential suits and can accommodate prominent personalities.
Come one, come all and enjoy participants dressed in traditional attire as well as dancers and drummers known as Intore warriors. Intore translates as ‘the chosen ones’ who were the King’s warriors. Their drumming and dancing is a display of pride and courage, showcasing Rwanda’s cultural heritage.
Check out Rwanda’s commitment to environmental protection with gorilla mascots walking alongside a zero-emissions bike with a conservation and sustainability message promoting mountain gorilla conservation. Today, mountain gorillas are the only great ape species increasing in number anywhere in the world thanks to community led conservation efforts in Volcanoes National Park. Take this chance to watch them live in their natural habitants of Volcanoes National Park. There is a special rate for all those coming to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the price is $ 1275 USD per person
The meeting will be one of the largest and most diverse in Rwanda’s history and we are excited to share the country’s unique tourist attractions with the world from trekking to see the mountain gorillas, experiencing ancient Nyungwe forest and meeting long-horned Royal cows to exploring Kigali’s night-life and going on safari to see the Big Five.