President Solih departs for Rwanda to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Wednesday evening, departed on an official visit to the Republic of Rwanda to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

This is the first CHOGM a Maldivian President would attend since the Maldives’ re-accession to the Commonwealth of Nations on February 1, 2020. CHOGM 2022 will be held from June 20-25, 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The visit signifies his administration’s commitment to engage with the international community, especially with the Commonwealth Member States, in promoting democracy, human rights, good governance, multilateralism, and world peace. Through such multilateral forums, the administration seeks to engage in exchange of expertise and assistance in regard to building inclusive, resilient, and environmentally conscious communities.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the President would hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders in order to strengthen the Maldives’ role in the international community, advance its shared interests, and contribute to the resolution of global issues.

First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high-level delegation are accompanying him on this visit.