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Malta to host CHOGM 2015

17 November 2013 06:34 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Malta is to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2015 following a unanimous decision this morning by the Commonwealth heads of government.

The unexpected decision was taken during the current CHOGM in Sri Lanka which is being attended by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Malta showed interest in  hosting the event after the expected host, Mauritius, withdrew.

The decision was unanimous.

Malta also hosted CHOGM in 2005.

Dr Muscat said this was another important moment which consolidated the respect which Malta enjoyed among the member states of the Commonwealth and the international community.

This event would be held as Malta also prepared to serve as president of the European Union in 2017 and the Cultural Capital V18.

CHOGM would also be another injection into the economy.

He noted that host countries normally had four years to prepare to host CHOHM but he was sure Malta would rise to the occasion to host the event in two years' time.(Times of Malta)

  Comments - 5

  • ANTON Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:07 AM


    Syed Azmathullah Kha Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:10 AM

    Cameroon is a mercenary of a criminal UK which imposed wars on weak countries such as Iraq. After all SriLanka is smaller in size than Tamilnadu whose corrupt Tamil fanatic Karunanidhi created uprising to become the monpolist of Tamil and terminator of minority cultures in his own state. By playing mercenary, Cameroon is indulging in violation of human rights of SriLanka.

    Wombat Sunday, 17 November 2013 12:00 PM

    it was not Cameron that was responsible for the war in Iraq. Get your facts right.

    karu Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:09 PM

    compare to Iraq, sri lanka is peanut ok , so calm down and behave. I was laughing when David Cameron treat your president like a child telling him to how to behave . good luck.

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Monday, 18 November 2013 09:05 AM

    CHOGM ended in Sri Lanka very peacefully and not the CHOGM Flag is under the control of Sri Lanka for another Two years which was handed over by the Australian Prime Minister. it is happy to note that Many Head of State participated and at the end of the Meeting many resolutions were passed and adopted to be implanted. In addition to this Youth Forum was successfully concluded and followed by the Business Forum which some countries came forward to invest in Sri Lanka but to the expectations. Even the Hotel Trade mentioned their expectation all in vain and futile. They reserved the entire Hotel Rooms for the CHOGM Head of State and Foreign Ministers and their Associates. The Hotel spoke to Daily Mirror and has said they were highly disappointed and some Hotels have gone on losses during this short period. It was awarded to Mauritius but they refused to accept that paved the way for MALTA to regain once aging the CHOGM FLAY to their country and host in 2015.

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