Prime Minister Robert Abela meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland
In the margins of the COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Prime Minister Robert Abela held a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
The meeting focused mostly on the Commonwealth Secretariat request for Malta to serve on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group.
Prime Minister Robert Abela said Malta is honoured to serve within this Group and will be playing an active role in ensuring that democratic principles, human rights, and rule of law are upheld.
On climate change, the Prime Minister reiterated that Malta will continue supporting Small Island Development States in their efforts to combat climate change.
In this regard, the government’s aim is to continue to share best practices.
The Prime Minister also outlined how the Commonwealth offers an important platform for small island states in the fight against climate change, especially small states that have unique vulnerabilities and challenges requiring more tailored solutions.
During the meeting, the passing away of HM Queen Elizabeth II and her role in strengthening the Commonwealth was also touched upon.
The Prime Minister highlighted the late Queen’s relationship with Malta, noting that her last official visit was to the islands in 2015.