Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit left the island to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda from 20-25 June 2022.
The Heads of Government are expected to reaffirm the common values of member states and agree on actions and policies to improve the lives of citizens. The meeting schedule includes the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, Commonwealth Youth Forum, and Ministerial and High-Level meetings.
The election of the Commonwealth Secretary-General will take place during the meeting, with Dominica’s Baroness Patricia Scotland seeking reelection to the post. Prime Minister Skerrit is accompanied by Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations, Ms. Janet Charles, High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Kingdom, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Barbara Dailey.
During the Prime Minister’s absence, Reginald Austrie, Senior Minister and Minister for Housing and Urban Development will be the Acting Prime Minister.