Unseasonal warmth in London for the Commonwealth Heads Meeting

Unseasonal warmth in London for the Commonwealth Heads Meeting

Unseasonal warmth in London for the Commonwealth Heads Meeting

The theme of this year's CHOGM is "Towards a Common Future" and the special attention will be given to the areas of prosperity, security, fairness and sustainability to achieve the goals of Commonwealth countries. Yet risks remain. Global growth is fragile.

The biennial meeting of the heads of government from the Commonwealth nations is taking place in London and Windsor from 16th - 20th April.

At the meeting, leaders are expected to discuss global and regional issues of concern, such as weak global trade and investment flows, and the effects of climate change on small and other vulnerable states, and review developments in the Commonwealth.

"The 2018 Commonwealth Trade Review predicted that trade between member states will be worth Dollars 700 billion by 2020?. We at CII believe that this opportunity and this network must be used to enhance the intra-Commonwealth trade and investment agenda", said Chandrajit Banerjee, Director-General of the CII.

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"If Commonwealth businesses are to flourish in such times, if we are to deliver and secure the prosperous future our young people want and deserve, then the Commonwealth and national governments must not be afraid to act", she said, announcing British funding for a new Commonwealth Standards Network, which will help member-states meet worldwide standards, which will further help cut the costs of trade across the community.

Abbasi will participate actively in all executive and retreat sessions as well as a number of events being held on the CHOGM's sidelines.

This is the fourth time the United Kingdom will be hosting CHOGM, which takes place every two years in different Commonwealth countries.

"It will empower developing countries to have a stronger voice in the worldwide standards community? something that has benefits on a global scale", she said.

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