Australia pledges that it will not boycott CHOGAM summit

Saturday, 27 April 2013 - 13:49



Australian Minister of External Affairs Bob Carr states that his country will not boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka this November.


Addressing the Commonwealth Ministierial Action Group held in London yesterday Carr had stressed that it was unproductive to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which is due to be held in the island.


However a former premier of Australia Malcolm Fraiser recently engaged in a propaganda meeting urging member nations of CHOGAM to boycott the meeting.


Engaging in a phone conversation with Australia’s ABC News, Carr however added that Commonwealth Nations should urge Sri Lanka to pursue its reconciliation process.


According to Australin Minister of External affairs Bob Carr all 55 Commonwealth member nations accept Canada have not threatened to pull out of CHOGAM.



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