Rwanda to host 2020 Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting

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Rwanda has been selected as the host country for the next Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting, to be held in 2020, making it the second East African country to host the meeting, after Uganda in 2007.

According to eTurbo News, rising as Africa’s unique tourist destination by its gorilla and nature conservation with sustainable tourism, Rwanda has seen fast progress resulting from its strategy to develop travel, tourism and hospitality value chain which had attracted global attention.

The Commonwealth leaders have chosen Rwanda to host their next heads of government meeting in 2020, taking an advantage of Rwanda’s premier conference facilities including the classic accommodation and convention service available in the country’s capital, Kigali, reports from London said. Five Star hotels and other lodges in Rwanda have been designed with presidential suits to accommodate prominent personalities.

Reports from London confirmed that Rwanda has been selected as host of the next CHOGM by the UK Prime Minister Teresa May shortly after the end of this year’s Meeting that took place in the British capital, London.

The Commonwealth of Nations is now a community of 54 countries, mostly former British colonies with a combined population of about 2.4 billion.

Rwanda applied to join the Commonwealth of Nations in 2008 as a nation without a British colonial past, and then joined the bloc in 2009 to bring to 54 total nations in the world.

Hosting the Commonwealth summit is a huge endorsement to national efforts made by Rwanda to become an internationally recognised meetings and conference destination.

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