Commonwealth: Heads of Government Meeting
House of Lords
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
It is too early to talk about attendance at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). We have made clear to the Sri Lankans that we want to see a successful CHOGM in 2013. We will look to Sri Lanka as host to demonstrate its commitment to upholding the Commonwealth values of good governance and human rights. A key part of this will be to address longstanding issues around accountability and reconciliation after the war.