Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1977

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4th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Dates 8–15 June 1977
Venue(s) Gleneagles
Cities United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Participants 33 (of 35 members)
Heads of State or Government 26
Chair James Callaghan
(Prime Minister)
Follows 1975
Precedes 1979
Key points
Southern Africa
Gleneagles Agreement
economic disparity
Cyprus dispute
Belize self-determination
Uganda

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1977 was the fourth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in London, the United Kingdom, between 8 June 1977 and 15 June 1977, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, James Callaghan. President Idi Amin of Uganda did not attend, and on the eve of the meeting President James Mancham of the Seychelles was overthrown and the country was not represented.[1]

Issues discussed at the conference included the situation in Southern Africa, relations between rich and poorer nations, Cyprus, Belize, Uganda, and the issue of sporting contacts with South Africa. The Gleneagles Agreement on sporting contacts was reached at the meeting's retreat, in Gleneagles, Scotland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingram, Derek; Andrew Walker (July 1977). "Commonwealth Conference 1977". The Round Table (267): 215–228. 
  2. ^ Ingram, Derek; Andrew Walker (July 1977). "Commonwealth Conference 1977". The Round Table (267): 215–228.