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11:07 AM, February 20, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

Hasina invited to Commonwealth's working group

Hasina invited to Commonwealth's working group

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been invited to participate in an eight-member working group of the Commonwealth to actively contribute to the Post-2015 Development Agenda of the organisation.

The working group of Commonwealth leaders will oversee the development of the Commonwealth Statement, according to a message recived from Bangladesh high commission in London.

The secretary general of the Commonwealth made the invitation to Hasina following a decision of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Colombo last November.

The working group will also play role for advancing global inter-governmental negotiations on the Post-2915 Development Agenda.

In continuing the Commonwealth’s practice of making practical and positive contribution to global processes, the organisation's leaders decided to engage collectively to help shape the Post-2015 Development Agenda to identify Commonwealths’ perspectives and recommendations to be put forward to 69th session of the UN General Assembly.

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa will lead the group.

The other head of states who have been invited to join the group are Australia’s Anthony Abbott, Cyprus’s Nicos Anastasiades, Grenada’s Dr Keith Mitchell, Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma, Tonga’s Lord Siale’ataongo Tu’ivakano and Tanzania’s Jakaya Kilwete.


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