The year 2021 summit of Commonwealth Heads of Government has been postponed for a second time.
This is because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to an announcement by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the meeting, scheduled to take place on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Kigali, would now be postponed to an unspecified date in the future.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Scotland, said there were still huge risks involved in large meetings and the decision to postpone had been taken after consultations with the World Health Organisation.
The meeting, which normally takes place every two years, was originally planned for the summer of 2020 but was postponed after the initial outbreak of COVID-19.
The 54 Commonwealth Leaders have not met face-to-face after they gathered in London in the year 2018.