British Queen urges younger generation to play greater role in CommonwealthNovember 23rd, 2007 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor
Kampala (Uganda), Nov.23 (ANI): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth the Second, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Musaveni and Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon today delivered speeches at the opening session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
The event took place at the Victoria Hall in the presence of delegates from 51 countries, including Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Queen Elizabeth the Second hailed Uganda for organizing the event successfully. She also called on the younger generation to play a greater role in making the Commonwealth a success. She said younger people should resolve issues which the older generation had failed to do.
Dr Lawrence Gonzi, the Prime Minister of Malta, also made a speech. Gonzi deliberating on the challenges of the Millennium Development goals and the dangers of climate change. He expressed optimism about Uganda meeting the challenges of the time.
Malta is the outgoing chair of the Commonwealth and will pass it on to Uganda.
A vibrant cultural show was also organized in celebration of the meeting. (ANI)
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