LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the Pakistani delegation to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2018) to be held in London from Wednesday to Friday (April 18 to 20).
The main theme of the conference is “Towards A Common Future.” 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. The 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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will inaugurate the business forum where Prime Minister Abbasi will highlight the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
During his stay in London, the prime minister will call on Queen Elizabeth II, 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.