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UK implements projects worth £500m for Commonwealth citizens

  • Published at 02:47 pm September 10th, 2020
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More than 40 projects have been delivered during British leadership of Commonwealth

The United Kingdom, the current chair of the Commonwealth, has implemented projects worth £500m for the citizens of the countries belonging to the organization.

“From providing antibiotics to more than nine million people to prevent blinding trachoma, to building a Clean Ocean Alliance of 34 countries, more than 40 projects have been delivered during the United Kingdom’s leadership of the Commonwealth,” said British high commission in Dhaka on Thursday citing the latest report of the chair in office.

The UK’s Chair-in-Office report details the projects and achievements of the organisation since the UK became Chair at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) in London in 2018.

The report demonstrates how the UK has worked with the organization’s 53 fellow member states to support and deliver £500m worth of projects across six continents for the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens.

“I am proud that as Chair-in-Office, the UK has been at the forefront of the Commonwealth’s efforts to deliver for all members,” Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Secretary Dominic Raab said.

“Together we have been united in our response to Covid-19, whilst also improving cyber security, encouraging trade and tackling climate change,” he said.

The UK will hand over the Chair-in-Office role to Rwanda at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in 2021.

The summit, which was previously scheduled to be held in Kigali in June 2020, was postponed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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