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Peter Mutharika, Commonwealth General Secretary hold talks

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By Deogratias Mmana, Mana, USA:

The Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, has commended President Peter Mutharika for his commitment to fight corruption and climate change in Malawi.

Scotland held bilateral talks with Mutharika Tuesday during the 74th United Nations General Assembly (Unga) in New York, the United States.

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“The country launched an Anti-Corruption Initiative and from that the Commonwealth launched Anti-Corruption benchmarks which will be discussed in Sri Lanka at a conference of law [Cabinet] ministers,” Scotland said in an interview after the meeting.

Scotland also commended Mutharika for his commitment to fight climate change and pledged to support Malawi on the same.

Mutharika said the meeting with Scotland was fruitful.

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“We discussed corruption, climate change, development, energy, education, technical assistance and future cooperation. The Commonwealth is doing a lot. The meeting was fruitful,” said Mutharika in an interview after the meeting.

Unga is being held under the theme: “Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.”

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