On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari will fly to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The meeting will be the 24th of its kind, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall are all expected to attend.  

According to Vanguard, President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd)

The meeting will take place immediately before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.  The website for the event indicates that the primary topics covered by this year’s CHOGM will be climate change and global sustainability.

In addition to the environment, the challenges of international terrorism, economic issues, and the European migrant crisis will also be discussed. The fact that 40 of the 53 Commonwealth nations still outlaw homosexuality is also expected to be a topic.  

The meeting will see the selection of a new Commonwealth Secretary General. Currently, Kamalesh Sharma a former High Commissioner in London for India is the Secretary General.

After the conclusion of CHOGM, President Buhari will leave for Paris to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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