Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Kigali Convention Centre.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began a series of closed-door meetings in Rwanda on Friday to try to rally Commonwealth countries behind Canada's climate goals and vision for Russia's invasion of the ;Ukraine.
Canada's head of government arrived in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on Wednesday for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, but the summit does not officially begin until Friday.
The Prime Minister's agenda includes a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Ukraine and Russia have been vying for support from Africa as the violent conflict continues, leading to a global spike in fuel costs and a shortage of grain products that could severely penalize some countries Africans.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, at a conference press, Thursday, in Kigali.
Justin Trudeau also has talks on his agenda with the leaders of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the Caribbean Sea, as well as Ghana and Zambia.
Prime Minister Trudeau was scheduled to meet one-on-one with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday, but that meeting has been postponed to an undetermined later date.< /p>