Press release

President Michel to attend CHOGM

November 14, 2013

President James Michel travels to Sri Lanka this week to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will be opened by the His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

In Colombo, President Michel will join the leaders of  the 54-member Commonwealth organisation for a summit under the theme “Growth with Equity: Inclusive Development.”

The threat of climate change to small island states as well as the development of the blue economy by island states and coastal states, are expected to be subjects of the President’s discussion with other world leaders.

The meeting will also be attended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, the Seychelles High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Marie-Pierre Lloyd, and the Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to Sri Lanka, Waven William.

The CHOGM is for the most part conducted in closed-session meetings,  and is a forum to pursue trade and investment opportunities, to reinforce people-to-people links between Commonwealth leaders and businesses, as well as an opportunity to a promote shared values and ideals.