Monday, December 23, 2013

T&T citizen named to top Commonwealth position; PM Kamla sends congratulations

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has sent a congrtaulatory letter to Deodat Maharaj, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, on his appointment to a senior position at the Commonwealth.

The letter, dated 23 December 2013, is reproduced below:

Dear Mr. Deodat Maharaj,

I have the distinct pleasure in extending my congratulations to you on your appointment to the distinguished post of Deputy Secretary-General for Development and Social Affairs of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

This is not only a commendable feat but an historic and profound moment for Trinidad and Tobago as you are the first of our citizens to hold this esteemed position. 

I am confident that your experience within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will contribute positively to the mandate of the Commonwealth Secretariat, particularly as it has embarked on a new strategic phase of Development with education, health, sustainable livelihoods and women's development being highlighted as priority areas in moving forward.

Mr. Maharaj, it is my wish that your new role brings you every success and I look forward to cooperating with you in the future.

Kamla Persad Bissessar, SC
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

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