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January 1966 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference

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Host country 23x15px Nigeria
Dates 10 January 1966
12 January 1966
Cities Lagos
Participants 24
Chair Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
(Prime Minister of Nigeria)
Follows 1965
Precedes September 1966
Key points

The January 1966 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the fifteenth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was the first such meeting to be held outside of the United Kingdom, being held in Lagos, Nigeria, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

The sole purpose of the meeting was to discuss the white minority rule regime in the rogue British colony of Rhodesia and the means by which multi-racial rule could be achieved. [1][2]


  1. The Commonwealth at the Summit: Communiqués of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, 1944-1986. Comonwealth Secretariat. 1987. ISBN 978-0850-923-17-9. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. "Commonwealth Conference In Lagos 1966". British Pathe. Retrieved November 30, 2014.