KIGALI - The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, is scheduled to visit Rwanda this month, The New Times has learnt.
During his two-day stay likely to begin January 20, Sharma is scheduled to meet and consult with top government officials as well as address the press.
Efforts to get a comment from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to confirm his coming were futile by press time.
Sharma’s visit comes barely two months after Rwanda was welcomed into the 54-member organisation.
Its admission supported by many was largely based on accomplishments in key sectors such as democracy, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.
The Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of England, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, recently congratulated Rwanda upon her admission to the grouping and noted that the country had made significant progress in the last 15 years “since the terrible events of 1994.”
Since 2004, the Commonwealth diplomat has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation.