The 22nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will begin at the Conference and Exhibition Centre in Perth, Australia today under the theme of ‘Building National and Global Resilience’. Queen Elisabeth the 2nd will be the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. The Heads of 54 states and delegates comprising around 3,000 will attend the meeting which will be chaired by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
They will discuss a wide range of issues including global warming, food security, sustainable development and many other challenges that have occurred at local and international level. The leaders will also focus attention on the financial recession currently faced by many countries in the world.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be appointed as the chairperson of the Commonwealth organisation at the meeting. She will hold the position till the next commonwealth summit which is to be held in Sri Lanka in 2013. (JNW news)