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Commonwealth: Meetings

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the (a) Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and (b) Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' meeting in 2011 are scheduled to take place. (282592)

The Commonwealth Secretariat ordinarily arranges Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) for November. In a CHOGM year Commonwealth Foreign Ministers usually meet twice. The first meeting is usually held in the margins of UN General Assembly meetings in September. They then typically meet again immediately prior to CHOGM itself. We have no confirmation of dates, but have no reason to believe this arrangement will be any different in 2011.