Prince Charles hosts Commonwealth reception

25 June 2022
2022-06-25 14:39

The UK's Prince Charles held a reception for Commonwealth leaders in the Rwandan capital. The summit for Commonwealth heads of state in Kigali is the culmination of a series of meetings this week to improve the lives of people in the 54-nation association that is home to 2.5 billion people.

The Commonwealth’s member states range from vast India to tiny Tuvalu. The group of nations comprises mostly former British colonies, and its titular head is Queen Elizabeth II. But countries such as Mozambique and Rwanda - a former Belgian colony with an Anglophile leader - previously launched successful bids to join. The summit tackles efforts to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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