Pres Solih briefs Cabinet on CHOGM 2022 success

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih convened his Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday to brief them about his successful visit to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, and to deliberate on the current state of affairs in the country. The meeting was held at the President’s Office.

CHOGM 2022 was the first such meeting since the Maldives’ re-accession to the alliance. The Maldives initially joined the Commonwealth of Nations on July 9, 1982, but withdrew membership on October 13, 2016. The Commonwealth accepted the Maldives’ application for re-admission on February 1, 2020, welcoming it as the 54th member and marking the fulfilment of one of President Solih’s administration’s inaugural pledges.

The CHOGM 2022 was themed around "Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming." Held from June 20-25, 2022, CHOGM brought delegates from 54 nations who sought to strengthen multilateral cooperation, explore new opportunities, and address shared challenges facing future generations.

At the meeting, the President briefed the ministers on the findings of the Cabinet subcommittee investigating the disruption of an event held at the National Stadium on June 21, 2022. The Cabinet also discussed the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently announced "Gedhoruveriya" and "Binveriya" housing schemes.