The 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is scheduled to commence on Friday, November 27.
The current Chair-In-Office of the Commonwealth is President Maithripala Sirisena.
The decision to select Malta as the host of the 2015 CHOGM Meeting was made by the heads of states who attended the 2013 edition of the meeting in Sri Lanka.
The Commonwealth comprises of 53 member nations. This includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest nations. The theme this year is The Commonwealth – Adding Global Value.
The theme focusses on adding global value to the Commonwealth’s strengths in international politics, which can influence, and eventually effect change on important global issues.
Our News 1st Correspondent Roshan Watawala reporting from Malta, stated:
Malta which is an archipelago in the Central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast and they are ready to commence this meeting.
He went on to note that the specialties of this year’s meeting will consist of President Sirisena, being the current Chair-In-Office. As the current General Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma would come to an end and a new individual will be appointed in his place.