CSG Patricia Scotland speaks about Economic challenges at Uganda NAM Summit

Commonwealth Secretary Patricia Scotland visited Uganda on 21 January to attend the 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

CSG Patricia Scotland speaks about Economic challenges at Uganda Summit
CSG Patricia Scotland speaks about Economic challenges at Uganda Summit Image Credit: Facebook

South Africa (Uganda): Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland visited Uganda on 21 January to attend the 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland shared the information about the summit on her official social media account in which she said, “Over the next few days, I will engage with leaders on the economic and environmental challenges facing developing countries and how we can work together to build a fairer multilateral system that supports everyone equally.”

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This year’s summit was organized by Uganda and was attended by prominent leaders from around the world, including China, Singapore, Nigeria, and Kampala.

In the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, Patricia Scotland addressed the leaders as an official observer. Moreover, in her post, Scotland said, “Pleased to address leaders at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit as an official observer.”

She continued by saying, “From climate disasters to crippling debts, insufficient action and outdated systems are failing developing countries. Only through international cooperation can we turn things around and build a better future for all.”

She also gave an interview to Uganda’s local media in which she highlighted the importance of NAM, which has never been as significant as it is now. Uganda’s chairmanship of NAM is a huge congratulations to Ugandans and a testament to its significance. – Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland KC – Secretary General, Common Wealth.”

A Bahamian Progressive Liberal Party politician serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited Uganda, and immediately afterwards, he met with Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland.

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The Commonwealth Secretary-General also thanked Yoweri Museveni, a Ugandan politician, for inviting her. She said she had a wide range of discussions with the politician.

Patricia Scotland said, “Honoured to meet @KagutaMuseveni today to thank him for the warm welcome to his country and commend him on his chairmanship of @NAM_Uganda. We had a wide-ranging discussion on areas of mutual interest and challenge together with #CHOGM2024 preparations.”

Patricia Scotland KC also planted the Kalabash ‘Miracle’ Tree in Uganda. She said, “Across the Commonwealth, we are stewards of nearly a quarter of the world’s forest land. We must protect nature and its biodiversity.”

Moreover, the leaders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Uganda seek to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis between Ethiopia and Somalia — and the Sudan war.