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The Royal Commonwealth Society is well recognised for our convening role. Formally, we partner with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Commonwealth in the UK Parliament. The Group has an active membership of around 80 Parliamentarians who share an interest in the Commonwealth.

This and other informal, convening roles enable us to bring together policymakers with diplomatic representatives and civil society to keep members aware of the range of governmental and non-governmental activities and programmes carried out underneath the Commonwealth brand.

Lord Kamall and Baroness Northover are Co-Chairs of the APPG, and Lord Howell of Guildford serves as Honorary President.

During the year the Society works with the APPG to develop a programme of meetings. Previous speakers have included:

  • His Excellency Mr Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth

  • Her Excellency Yamina Karityani, High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda

  • Mr Philip Parham CMG, UK Envoy to the Commonwealth

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