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Malta to host 2015 CHOGM summit

Malta has been chosen to host the 2015 Commonwealth summit, the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat said today(Sunday).

The decision was taken at the retreat of Commonwealth heads which took place on the sidelines of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo.

Muscut said he is convinced his people will rise to the occasion after being given the occasion to host the next summit.

Earlier Mauritius had withdrawn as host of the 2015 Commonwealth summit as a result of the decision taken by its Prime Minister not to attend the Colombo summit in protest over human rights concerns in Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam told Channel 4 news that Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma had informed his government that the head of state of Mauritius needs to be present in Sri Lanka as the next host of the summit.

Ramgoolam said as a result he was ready to withdraw as host of the 2015 Commonwealth summit as he stands by his decision not to attend the Colombo summit.

Author: TELO Media Team 1