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Modi in London: PM to attend CHOGM Summit at Buckingham Palace today

PM Modi will join Heads of Government from 52 other Commonwealth countries at a dinner hosted by the British prime minister Theresa May as a formal welcome to CHOGM.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, London [ Published on: April 19, 2018 9:50 IST ]
Modi in London: PM to attend CHOGM Summit at Buckingham

Modi in London: PM to attend CHOGM Summit at Buckingham Palace today

Following an enchanting speech at London's iconic Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Buckingham Palace today. 

PM Modi will begin the day by visiting the International Media Centre at the Marlborough House. 

He will join Heads of Government from 52 other Commonwealth countries at a dinner hosted by the British prime minister Theresa May as a formal welcome to CHOGM.

The first one-hour Executive Session will be held at the Lancaster House at 12:15 p.m. (Local time) followed by the second executive session at 2:30 p.m. (local time).

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On the sidelines of the Executive sessions, various bilateral meetings will also be held among the Commonwealth leaders.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, and Saint Lucia Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet are scheduled to hold a meeting.

Further President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda will conduct a bilateral meeting.

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Later President Adama Barrow of the Gambia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of Mauritius, Prime Minister Danny Faure of Seychelles and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting in the evening.

This will be followed by the executive session of the heads in London tomorrow before they head to Windsor for the CHOGM retreat, where the world leaders will interact on an informal basis.

This will conclude Modi's UK visit after which he will leave for India.

In a 2-hour long interactive session 'Bharat ki Baat, Sabke Saath' at the historic Central Hall Westminster, PM Modi expressed his views on a range of topics from the recent Kathua and Unnao incidents, 2016 surgical strikes to the current state of democracy. 

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