Patricia Scotland- the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, met with the President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on the margins of WISH Qatar 2022. They both share a deep commitment to Commonwealth values and tackling today’s global challenges.
She took to social media and wrote, “The Commonwealth, we’ll continue working together to achieve our shared goals.”
Patricia Scotland added that at WISH Qatar2022, she shared reflections on the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 experience, lessons learned and recovery efforts. As they look beyond the pandemic, they must ensure that our health systems are robust and resilient to absorb shocks caused by future health-related emergencies.
“The COVID-19 response illustrated inequity, especially in vaccines. Going forward, collaborations and partnerships are crucial for building resilient health systems and healthier populations. Using their collective intelligence, they can achieve impossible-looking tasks, “said the CSG.
Earlier, she also spoke about the Lesotho general elections and stated that Lesotho is a long-standing partner of the Commonwealth. So I was honoured to meet the new High Commissioner, Nehemia Sekhonyana Bereng.
She stated, “The upcoming elections, governance reform and digitisation were on the agenda as we discussed how they could continue their close cooperation.”
As #Lesotho Votes next week, she reiterate The Commonwealth’s resolute commitment to its relationship with the Kingdom of Lesotho to advance our mutual goal of a stable and suitable democracy, and most importantly, a country that Basotho wishes for.
She also expressed pleasure in meeting with her counterpart. Patricia Scotland mentioned that she was Glad to be able to meet her Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat counterpart, Stephen Twigg, to discuss how they can develop and deepen the collaboration between their two organisations as part of efforts to support Commonwealth parliamentarians.
“I had the great honour of hosting my dear sister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, at Marlborough House yesterday,”said the CSG Patricia Scotland.
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