As our Commonwealth Chair-in Office Malta concurrently assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU it is my pleasure to offer warm congratulations to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat.
New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, says the Commonwealth can best support its members through gold-standard election monitoring.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have strengthened Sri Lanka in recent times, such as human rights, rule of law and democracy.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her deepest condolences on the death of the former Seychelles president, Sir James Mancham.
Turning the page at the start of a New Year opens our imagination to the promise of a new chapter waiting to be written.
The Commonwealth’s purpose is to help ensure that “no-one is left behind”, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says in an interview published in the latest edition of The Diplomatist magazine.
Nahiyan Pasha, a 16 year-old young British-Bangladeshi reporter, interviewed Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, urges the democratic will of the people of The Gambia to be respected, and encourages the continuation of the peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition that has already commenced following the 1 December election.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, warmly congratulates the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, following a successful election.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption ‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity and misery’.