ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in London on the evening of 17 April 2018 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from April 18-20, 2018, says a press release received from London here today.

At the airport, the Prime Minister was received by Special Representative of the British Foreign Minister Mr. David Pearey and H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, together with officials of the High Commission. During his stay in London, the Prime Minister will attend the Reception being hosted by HM Queen Elizabeth II; Call On HRH the Prince of Wales and meet Prime Minister Theresa May amongst other Commonwealth leaders.

Participation in CHOGM-2018 would provide an opportunity to highlight the progress made by Pakistan including its transition to a modern and dynamic emerging market, which is an attractive destination for business, investment and trade.

The Prime Minister will actively participate in executive and retreat sessions as well as a number of events being held on the sidelines of the CHOGM. Pakistan is one of the founding members of the organization. The current membership of the Commonwealth consists of 53 member states reflecting diversity of all continents of the world.

Commonwealth provides a market of over 2.2 billion people, spread across all six continents, covering nearly a quarter of the world’s land mass and a combined GDP of GBP 6.9 trillion. The main theme of this Conference is “Towards A Common Future.