STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) HON JOHN BRICEÑO, PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE ON CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY’S CANDIDATES FOR COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

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An election for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth will take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which takes place 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community maintains that it is still the turn of the Caribbean to provide a candidate for the position.

In that regard, two candidates from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been nominated for the post, the incumbent Baroness Patricia Scotland and Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica.

Member States of the Community will vote for the candidate of their choice.

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