Queen opens meeting of 53 Commonwealth leaders in Malta

The Queen addressing Commonwealth Heads. Photo credit: AP
The Queen addressing Commonwealth Heads. Photo credit: AP

The Queen has opened a two-day summit of leaders of the 53 Commonwealth nations in Malta.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm), held every two years, will focus on climate change, with talks on security issues also expected.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to set up a Commonwealth unit to target the “scourge” of extremism.

The group of nations has a vital role to play in tackling terrorism, he said, and pledged £5m to help fund the unit.

Security was high around the Queen as she arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Opening the conference, the Queen said she was enormously proud of what the Commonwealth had achieved and “all of it within my lifetime”.


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  1. Music Producer
    November 29, 2015

    To H to the E to the LL with the Queen of England. Black folk Still kissing @ss I see. Black folk cannot stand doing anything for themselves, when Blacks invented and creating EVERYTHING! It’s a sad day in paradise!

    • out of south city
      December 1, 2015

      Say on, my brother. When will colonisation ever end unless we take a stand as African people?
      The whole world has profited and continue to get rich from the resources of Africa and Africans are suffering in their own land.



  2. BEB
    November 28, 2015

    The PM cant be every where, when he travels the haters says he travels too much, so he had Hon. Charles Saverin and Miss Baron to represent Dominica, Now the PM wasn’t there, what different does it make?

  3. out of south city
    November 28, 2015

    So sad that all these countries are still controlled by HER MAJESTY! Will colonisation ever end?


  4. The Real Facts
    November 27, 2015

    The Commonwealth Conference is no little Conference. It is an extremely important one with heads of states in attendance. This is the reason why President Savarin who represents the Queen in Dominica attended the Conference.
    I visualize both he and PM Skeritt could not have attended. In this case, I concluded both could not have been absent from Dominica at the same time. It made good sense that only one attended. President Savarin was the chosen one to attend.
    The Conference was mentioned on Canadian TV and Radio and obviously worldwide. It was stated that Canada contributed an exorbitant sum of money to especially climate change.

  5. too late
    November 27, 2015

    Is Roosevelt Skerrit present? if not why not?

    • Gary
      November 29, 2015

      Here is something you need to know, the only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.

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