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UK envoy hosts Commonwealth Secretary General

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British envoy to Sri Lanka James Dauris hosted visiting Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and representatives of Commonwealth countries based in Colombo at a roundtable meeting at his residence, on Friday August 3.

Representatives from the High Commissions of Australia, Canada, Pakistan and South Africa, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka participated.

The UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018 in London and will hold the Chair of the Commonwealth till 2020. The theme of the Summit was 'Towards a Common Future', aimed at revitalising the Commonwealth for current and future generations.

British High Commissioner Dauris observed that the UK has three central intentions for its two years as Chair in Office. The first is to ensure fulfilment, as far as possible, of the commitments made at the very successful CHOGM, earlier this year. The commitments made fall under four strands: fairness, sustainability, prosperity and security. The second is to assist the strengthening and reform of the Commonwealth Secretariat as one of the three pillars of the Commonwealth, along with the member states and the accredited organisations. And the third is to boost the voice of the Commonwealth in international fora as an advocate for the rules-based international system and a champion of the multilateral system.

Baroness Scotland in response stated that the Commonwealth focus on young people, trade, climate change and other priorities. She commended Sri Lanka's leadership of its work on mangroves.

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