, VALLETTA, Malta, Nov 28 –President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Malta Saturday morning to attend the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at Malta International Airport shortly before 9.00am (Kenya time) and was received by senior Maltese officials, Kenya’s Ambassador to Rome also accredited to Malta Josephine Gaita and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
CHOGM brings together delegates from 53 countries to reflect on the Commonwealth’s strengths that can influence positive change on global socio-economic developments with special focus on matters affecting member nations.
The Summit, whose theme is “Adding Global Value”, is being hosted by the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, the capital city.
The meeting, officially opened by the Head of Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II Friday, comes days ahead of the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and has dedicated a special session to climate change.
President Kenyatta is Saturday expected to join other leaders for a breakfast Dialogue between Commonwealth Heads of Government and Youth Leaders.
Meanwhile, a Kenyan, Faith Manthi has been elected Vice Chairperson, Partnerships and Resources of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) for a two year period.
Manthi was elected by national youth delegates from 53 different Commonwealth countries during the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The Commonwealth Youth Council to be chaired by Kishva Ambigapathy from Malaysia, was first established in 2013 and is the official representative voice of more than 1.2 billion young people in the Commonwealth.