CSG Patricia Scotland shares glimpse of meet with Commonwealth leaders during King Charles Coronation
CSG Patricia Scotland shares glimpse of meet with Commonwealth leaders during King Charles Coronation || Picture Courtesy: CSG Patricia Scotland (Facebook)
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Commonwealth: The Commonwealth General Secretary (CSG) Patricia Scotland met with leaders of the Commonwealth, who was in the United Kingdom last week to attend the Coronation ceremony of King Charles III.

Through her official account on Twitter, CSG Scotland shared a series of tweets and informed the general public about all the fruitful and essential meetings. A glimpse of the meetings was also shared through social media.

CSG Scotland received a courtesy call from the President of Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, on May 6, 2023. While expressing pleasure, she noted that it was a pleasure to meet with President Julius Maada Woni, Bio of Sierra Leone, today after the Coronation and to discuss the upcoming election.


Further, the update informed that the President and CSG discussed tackling shared challenges and the importance of Commonwealth values, including peace, democracy and the rule of law. President Bio and CSG Scotland also discussed his support & commitment to an Election Pledge to be held in a few weeks for all party leadership & flag bearers as a sign of commitment to national unity.

“I commend his commitment to demonstrating leadership in upholding Commonwealth values,” Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland stated.

In addition to this, Patricia Scotland also has an interactive session with APC Presidential Candidate Samura Kamara of Sierra Leone. Both leaders discussed the upcoming elections in the country.

“It was a pleasure to meet with @samurakamara201 of #SierraLeone today to discuss the upcoming election. We discussed tackling shared challenges and the importance of #Commonwealth values including peace, democracy and the rule of law,” a tweet by Scotland read.

It added, “Samura Kamara and CSG Scotland also discussed his commitment to an Election Pledge to be held in a few weeks for all party leadership and flag bearers as a sign of commitment to national unity. I commend his dedication to demonstrating leadership in upholding Commonwealth values.”

In one of the tweets, Scotland also shared details about her meeting with the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. While expressing pleasure and gratitude, she stated, “Pleased to welcome the President of #Zimbabwe, @edmnangagwa, to Marlborough House for a courtesy call. The President and I discussed a range of issues, including Zimbabwe’s ongoing application to re-join Commonwealth Secretary and reaffirmed the commitment to the values of the Commonwealth.”

Besides this, CSG Patricia Scotland also met with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Accordingly, the Prime Minister and CSG discussed Bangladesh’s leadership on digitalisation and women’s empowerment as well as climate and other priority issues.

Apart from this, she also had a meeting with Ministers of the small island nation of Vanuatu. The prime focus of the meeting was the recovery of the country from natural disasters such as Cyclone Judy and Kevin. Commonwealth General Secretary, during the meeting, commended Vanuatu for being a voice in the Pacific for Climate Action.

“Today I met with the several Ministers in #Vanuatu to discuss how Commonwealth can continue to assist the country in its recovery & help build capacity since the devastation of Cyclone Judy and Cyclone Kevin,” she outlined.

Amid all the meetings, CSG Patricia Scotland also had an interactive session with the Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AC CVO. While expressing pleasure and sharing the glimpse, CSG noted, “We discussed the 2026 Commonwealth Games Australia and the importance of sport to health, sustainability and trade – which, through team spirit and dedication, we will work together to achieve our shared goals.”

Along with this, Commonwealth General Secretary Scotland also welcomed the representatives from the Caribbean region. According to the updates by the CSG, she had a fruitful and important conversation with the Prime Minister of Grenada – Dickon Mitchell and the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Charles Savarin.

She praised the small island country of Grenada for its continuous efforts in combating natural disasters. “It was a pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister of #Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, to Marlborough House yesterday. We discussed Commonwealth Leaders event, the Coronation, and Commonwealth assistance to Grenada and other Small States in the Caribbean region,” the tweet read.

Commonwealth General Secretary Patricia Scotland also has a fruitful interaction with the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin. The topics discussed by the leaders were important and youth-centric.

“Wonderful to meet with the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin. The President and I had valuable discussions about the economy and the impacts of AI, the Connectivity Agenda and opportunities for scholarships around the Commonwealth,” she noted while informing about the meeting with the President of Dominica.