Seychelles Participates in the 23rd Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting
The 23rd Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) recently took place amidst the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism of Seychelles, Sylvestre Radegonde, represented his nation at this important global platform. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Rwanda, Dr. Vincent Biruta, who also holds the current Chair-in-Office for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
During the CFAMM, foreign affairs ministers from across the Commonwealth convened to discuss key issues of mutual interest. The meeting served as an essential platform for members to gain insights on the progress of mandates agreed upon at the 2022 CHOGM. This comprehensive gathering of foreign affairs ministers from across the Commonwealth allowed for the discussion of shared concerns and collaborative strategies to address them.
Preparations for the Forthcoming CHOGM
A significant point of discussion during the meeting was the preparations for the forthcoming CHOGM, scheduled to take place in Apia, Samoa, in 2024. The Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, presented her vision for the 2024 CHOGM. The theme proposed for the meeting, ‘One Resilient Common Future: Transforming our Common Wealth,’ signifies a focus on resilience and transformation for the future of the Commonwealth.
Minister Sylvestre Radegonde was accompanied to the meeting by Jeremy Radegonde, the second secretary at the Seychelles Permanent Mission in New York. Seychelles’ participation in the CFAMM underscores its active role in global discussions and engagements. It also provides a platform for the country to maintain its international relations and contribute to discussions on global issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on the Commonwealth nations.
The CFAMM is an integral part of the Commonwealth’s mechanism for cooperation and collaborative decision-making. As the foreign affairs ministers convene to discuss mutual interests and prepare for the forthcoming CHOGM, they also pave the way for future collaborations and mutual support among the Commonwealth nations. Seychelles’ participation not only demonstrates its commitment to the Commonwealth but also its keenness to contribute to the collective growth and prosperity of the Commonwealth nations.
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