The UK is to invest over 370 million pounds in global food security this year, its Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday.
Opening the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali, Johnson deplored interruption in global food supplies caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
UK is to invest over 370 million pounds in global food security this year, including 130 million pounds to the World Food Program, he said.
Johnson also urged Commonwealth nations to give every girl child a chance to be in school, describing it as the “silver bullet” that will solve an array of problems and transform countless lives.
Heads of governments from 54 Commonwealth countries are discussing ways how the contemporary Commonwealth can transform societies. Johnson handed over the baton as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.
Rwanda joined the grouping in 2009. While it is an association of former British colonies, Rwanda like Mozambique which joined in 1995, were not colonized by the British.
CHOGM is customarily held every two years and is the Commonwealth’s highest consultative and policy-making gathering.
Commonwealth leaders selected Rwanda as host for their next summit at a meeting in London in 2018. Enditem