Crown Prince attends special CHOGM

His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office attended the Special Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The meeting was chaired by Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, as the Chair in Office of the CHOGM.

The meeting among others addressed the preparations for the high level event on the Millennium Development Goals; the role of the Commonwealth in promoting the transformation of societies; the impact of rising food prices and the progress on Commonwealth initiative on Reform of International Institutions.

The meeting was also briefed by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uganda on the outcome of the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting, which was held earlier in the morning.

Accompanying His Royal Highness at the meeting was Prince Abdul Qawi and Pehin Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. - Borneo Bulletin (26th Sept 2008)