The Prime Minister met with Scotland on Friday

The Prime Minister met with Scotland on Friday

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said Dominica will continue to play its part as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations adding the country is committed to the organization.

“We will continue to pay our part as a member of the Commonwealth,” he told Baroness Patricia Scotland, who formally took on duty as Secretary-General of the organization on Friday, during a courtesy call to his office. “And certainly with your presence as a Caribbean national, we will ensure that we also upgrade our participation in the Commonwealth of Nations.”

He noted that Dominica is committed to the Commonwealth.

“We remain committed to the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth is an important institution to us in the region,” he noted, adding that the organization has done a number of “remarkable things” from education to observing elections and making recommendations on how to improve the electoral process.

He stated that the Commonwealth will be assisting member states in terms of climate change and “to have the capacity to be able to take advantage of the large sums of resources that are available for climate resilience …”

“Se we look forward to this,” Skerrit said.

He remarked that the Commonwealth has been advocating on behalf of small states in respect to debt challenges and he hopes Scotland will continue to championing those issues on behalf of member states.

Meanwhile, Scotland said many of what were pointed out by the Prime Minister are being echoed by many others.

“The existential threat of climate change is real and I think for countries in this region and the Pacific, we have tasted that reality…” she said.

However, she said if all countries work together, “we can make a difference.”