Head of State: President Paul Kagame
Joined the Commonwealth: 2009
Capital City (location of Parliament): Kigali
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - Chambre des Députés (80)/ Sénat (26)
CPA UK & Rwanda
Rwanda is due to host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in June 2022. This will be the first time in almost ten years that CHOGM is held in an African Commonwealth country, and an excellent opportunity for UK, Rwandan, and other Commonwealth parliamentarians to connect. A CPA UK delegation last visited Rwanda in November 2018 to discuss the UK’s experiences of hosting the 25th CHOGM in April 2018. CPA UK looks forward to further fruitful collaboration in future.
CPA UK Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliament of Rwanda, Kigali, 7-9 November 2018
A CPA UK delegation visited Rwanda between 7 and 9 November with the aim to build on the links between the Rwanda and UK parliaments, particularly around the Commonwealth in the lead up to CHOGM 2020 in Rwanda. The visiting delegates, while sharing UK’s experience of hosting CHOGM 2018, reinforced relationships between the Rwandan and UK parliaments and discussed issues of mutual interest including the Commonwealth, trade and economic development, youth and women’s empowerment. The visit also provided an opportunity to the delegates to better understand the current political and parliamentary issues and challenges in both parliaments and countries.
The delegation was Liz McInnes MP, Patrick Grady MP, Chris Elmore MP, Lord Davies of Stamford and Susie Latta from the CPA UK team. Read more here.