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Malta assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU

18 January 2017

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.

Commonwealth can offer gold-standard election monitoring: New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 January 2017

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 foreign affairs minister meets Commonwealth Secretary-General

13 January 2017

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.

Secretary-General pays tribute to Seychelles founding president

11 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her deepest condolences on the death of the former Seychelles president, Sir James Mancham.

New Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

31 December 2016

Turning the page at the start of a New Year opens our imagination to the promise of a new chapter waiting to be written.

Commonwealth ‘designed for twenty-first century’ – interview with The Diplomatist

27 December 2016

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.

Commonwealth Secretary-General interviewed by a young correspondent

20 December 2016

Nahiyan Pasha, a 16 year-old young British-Bangladeshi reporter, interviewed Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Secretary-General encourages continuation of peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition in The Gambia

13 December 2016

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.

Secretary-General congratulates President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo

11 December 2016

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 commits Commonwealth ‘to eliminate the scourge of corruption’ at Transparency International lecture

Release date 8 December 2016

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’.

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