The United Kingdom has endorsed Kamina Johnson’s Smith bid to be the next Commonwealth secretary general.
“She has vast experience & support to unite our unique family of nations and seize opportunities ahead,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, tweeted today.
It’s the first major public support for the Jamaican Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade minister from one of the Commonwealth’s big powers.
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa have not publicly indicated their intentions.
The Maldives and Singapore have already endorsed Johnson Smith, who is seeking to oust the incumbent Baroness Patricia Scotland as the top executive of the 54-member group.
SOURCE: JAMAICA GLEANER