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Commonwealth summit Malta 2015
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015, also known as CHOGM 2015 is the current and 24th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is being held in Malta from 27 to 29 November. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena handed the position of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office to Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat at the meeting. Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday (27) on the Mediterranean island of Malta. This year summit will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
The Commonwealth links more than 2 billion people on five continents, including large countries like India, Australia and Canada and small island states like Tonga and Vanuatu.
The leaders Friday elected Baroness Patricia Scotland of Britain as the new secretary general. She will take office in April, 2016 after retiring current secretary general Kamalesh Sharma and become the first woman to fill the post.