“I am humbled by endorsement of my candidature for CSG by India,” says Kamina Smith

While extending gratitude to the Indian government, Kamina Johnson Smith asserted that she is humbled by the endorsement of her candidature for the role of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth. 

"I am humbled by endorsement of my candidature for CSG by India," says Kamina Smith

Jamaica: Kamina Johnson Smith- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, received endorsement from the Indian government for her candidature for the position of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

While extending gratitude to the Indian government, Kamina Johnson Smith asserted that she is humbled by the endorsement of her candidature for the role of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. 

Kamina Smith noted, “I am humbled by the endorsement of my candidature for the role of Commonwealth Secretary-General by the government of the Republic of India.” 

She further stated that she warmly welcomed the encouraging appreciation of the External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Dr S Jaishankar and further looked forward to continued multilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

Kamina Johnson Smith underlined, “I welcome the encouraging words of External Affairs Minister H.E. Dr Jaishankar, and look forward to continuing our robust multilateral cooperation, including within the family of connected and committed Commonwealth nations.”

In welcoming the endorsement, Minister Johnson Smith stated that she shares the intent expressed by Minister Jaishankar to strengthen the excellent coordination between the two countries on a wide range of issues of mutual interest to “engaging in robust multilateral cooperation, including within the family of connected and committed Commonwealth nations.”

Prime Minister Andrew Holness also welcomes the endorsement by the Republic of India of Minister Kamaina Johnson for CSG.

India’s endorsement complements those of the government of the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and the Maldives, who recently registered their support for Minister Johnson Smith.

He said, “I am pleased with the expression of public support by the government of India for Minister Smith for the post of CSG; the endorsement is indicative of the confidence Minister Smith enjoys and will certainly add to the growing momentum of her campaign; which has been exemplary.”