CSG Patricia Scotland visits Trinidad and Tobago, meets Foreign Minister 

Patricia Scotland- Secretary General of the Commonwealth, visited Trinidad and Tobago and met Dr Avery Browne - Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs. 

CSG Patricia Scotland visits Trinidad and Tobago, meets Foreign Minister 
CSG Patricia Scotland visits Trinidad and Tobago, meets Foreign Minister 

Patricia Scotland– Secretary General of the Commonwealth, visited Trinidad and Tobago and met Dr Avery Browne – Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs. 

On his official Facebook post, she shared glimpses of the meeting and expressed pleasure to be back in Trinidad and Tobago. CSG Scotland said that it’s wonderful to be back in Trinidad and Tobago. She looked forward to productive meetings with Government officials and other stakeholders.

“I am grateful to the Honorable Dr Avery Browne of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs for the warm welcome to Trinidad and Tobago, “CSG Scotland added. 

The meeting featured COP28, 58th-anniversary celebrations of CARICOM: Caribbean Community and other plans for the Commonwealth Youth Games. She said, “We talked about the upcoming COP28, CARICOM: Caribbean Community 50th anniversary celebrations in July, and plans for the Commonwealth Youth Games taking place in August in the Year of Youth.” 

We discussed our efforts to support the reform of global financial architecture and how the Commonwealth Universal Vulnerability Index can support it. We also spoke about collaborating to accelerate digital transformation and greater economic resilience across the region.

Grateful for the opportunity to share with the Minister of Planning and Development, Penelope Beckles and her team from the Ministry of Planning and Development in preparation for COP28. We discussed leveraging AI, ways to accelerate SDG goals, and making low-cost financing more accessible.

CSG Patricia Scotland, “We are both committed to ensuring young people are at the centre of these initiatives and discussions. I was especially pleased to meet the Commonwealth Youth Delegate Shane John, who works closely with the Minister.” 

CSG Scotland said that she is happy to see her friend and dedicated partner, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Their two institutions are working together on NCDs, the linkages between health, climate change and mental health, especially among young people.