Patricia Scotland– Secretary General of the Commonwealth, met with new High Commissioner Nehemia Sekhonyana Bereng during her visit to Lesotho. She also asked for peaceful general elections in the country.
Lesotho is a long-standing partner of the Commonwealth. So she was honoured to meet the new High Commissioner, Nehemia Sekhonyana Bereng.
The upcoming elections, governance reform and digitisation were on the agenda as Patricia Scotland discussed how they could continue the close cooperation.
As Lesotho Votes next week, CSG Scotland reiterated the Commonwealth’s resolute commitment to its relationship with the Kingdom of Lesotho to advance the mutual goal of a stable and suitable democracy and, most importantly, a country that Basotho wishes for.
CSG Patricia Scotland noted, “Glad to be able to meet my Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat counterpart, Stephen Twigg, to discuss how we can develop and deepen the collaboration between our two organisations as part of efforts to support Commonwealth parliamentarians.”
She also had the great honour of hosting her dear sister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, at Marlborough House yesterday.
CSG Patricia Scotland discussed the strong and positive relationship between The Commonwealth and Ghana and how they can work together even further to achieve their shared goals.
As an active and valued Commonwealth member, she reiterated the Commonwealth’s continued support for Ghana. The Commonwealth agreed to work together in areas such as climate change mitigation, trade, election support and youth empowerment.
She was very happy to sit down with the Acting High Commissioner for Australia, HE Ms Lynette Wood, to discuss the joint priorities in the lead-up to CHOGM 2024 in Samoa, and thank Australia for its generous contributions to initiatives such as the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (Commonwealth CFAH).
CSG had the pleasure of meeting with Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II of Brunei Darussalam, to discuss shared interests between The Commonwealth and ASEAN, such as Blue Economy, Climate Change, Trade and Economic resilience.
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