ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the Pakistan delegation in the upcoming three-day 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018).
The CHOGM 2018 will be held in London from April 18-20, 2018 with the main theme “Towards A Common Future”, the Foreign Office said on Monday.
Pakistan is one of the founding members of the organization. The current membership of the Commonwealth consists of 53 member states reflecting diversity of all continents of the World.
Commonwealth provides a market of over 2.2 billion people, spread across all six continents, covering nearly a quarter of the world’s land mass and a combined GDP of GBP 6.9 trillion.
Participation in CHOGM 2018 would provide an opportunity to highlight the advances made by Pakistan including its transition to a modern and dynamic emerging market, which is an attractive destination for business, investment and trade.
During his stay in London, the prime minister will call on HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH the Prince of Wales and meet the British leadership. It will also provide an opportunity to meet other Commonwealth leaders and exchange views on matters of mutual interest.
The prime minister will participate actively in all executive and retreat sessions as well as a number of events being held on the sidelines of the CHOGM.