CSG Patricia Scotland meets Ghana Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Patricia Scotland: the Secretary General of the Commonwealth met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, at Marlborough House yesterday. 

CSG Patricia Scotland meets Ghana Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
CSG Patricia Scotland meets Ghana Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Patricia Scotland: the Secretary General of the Commonwealth met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, at Marlborough House yesterday. 

The meeting featured a discussion on the upcoming Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) at UNGA. They have also discussed the issues related to climate change. CSG Scotland also focused on the preparations for COP28. 

CSG Scotland expressed pleasure in the ongoing collaboration between Ghana and the Commonwealth. She also talked about several bilateral relations between Ghana and the Commonwealth. 

CSG Patricia Scotland said, “Wonderful to host my dear sister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, at Marlborough House yesterday to discuss the upcoming Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) at UNGA and our preparations for COP28.” 

“Grateful for the ongoing collaboration and positive relationship between Ghana and The Commonwealth, “said the Commonwealth Secretary General. 

CSG Patricia Scotland also held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth. She also discussed CHOGM 2022 mandates and the values of the Commonwealth Charter. 

“It’s an honour to meet with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, to discuss CHOGM 2022 mandates and values of the Commonwealth Charter.”

-CSG Patricia Scotland

CSG Scotland extended heartfelt thanks to him for the warm welcome to his country, his appreciation for their work, and his continued support of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (Commonwealth CFAH).

She also expressed delight in addressing the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ‘s Africa Meeting. During the speech, CSG Patricia Scotland talked about the resilient sector and climate change. 

“I stressed that collaboration is the only way to tackle the challenges facing our tourism industry and build a resilient sector that works for people and the planet.”

                                                                                                             -CSG Patricia Scotland

She said that Africa will always find a fully committed partner in the Commonwealth.

CSG Patricia Scotland expressed honour to speak at the 15th anniversary of Le Morne’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status – a place of refuge and hope for Maroons seeking freedom from slavery.

“On behalf of our Commonwealth family, I pay respect to the souls that gave Le Morne its profound meaning, “said the Commonwealth Secretary General.