Dominica stands in defense and supports democracy in the region

by: - December 15, 2021
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Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations; Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux attending the Summit for Democracy

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit says Dominica stands in defense and supports democracy in the Caribbean region.

His comments came during a recent Summit for Democracy, spearheaded by the President of the United States of America, Joseph Biden.

Hon. Skerrit stated that ‘We uphold the principles of the chatters of the United Nations, the OAS and the principles of multilateralism which respect the Sovereignty of the State.’

He further stated that issues of governance and democracy must include multilateral relations.

He stated that the world and the countries which comprise the UN have changed and continue to change.

He pointed out that ‘hearing and respecting the voice and place of all, is central to modern democracy.’

The Prime Minister further expressed that Dominica is deeply conscious that democracy is a work-in-progress.

‘My country commits to continuing to strengthen all aspects of democracy,’ he declared, ‘but in particular to ensuring that equity, inclusion, justice, opportunity, and the freedom to make choices are core principles of democracy and which our country will remain rooted .’

He also called for reform of the United Nation’s Security Council to reflect the modern world, and in particular, to create seats for Africa and Small Island Developing States, which he says makes up a substantial block of the UN’s Member States.