The 25th Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) has formally begun in London, reported Radio Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is leading Pakistan's delegation at the moot.

Queen and members of the royal family welcomed Heads of Government at Bauckingham Palace.

Prince Charles opened the meeting, the theme of which is "Towards a Common Future".

Addressing the meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May said together the member states can face crucial challenges of the 21st century including climate change.

She called for closer collaboration among Commonwealth countries to improve health and education and create employment opportunities.