COMMONWEALTH LEADERS AGREE TO JOINTLY TACKLE CORRUPTION
Violent extremism and terrorism can only thrive and endure if good people remain idle and complacent.
President Muhammadu Buhari shared this view with world leaders while speaking on behalf of other participating African Heads of State and Government at the closing Executive Session of the 2015 Commonwealth Summit in Malta on Sunday.
Leaders of the 53-member Commonwealth on Sunday agreed to work together to strengthen international, regional and national responses to corruption.
In a communiqué released at the end of their three-day meeting in Malta, the leaders pledged to achieve this through enhanced transparency and COLLABORATION among law enforcement bodies.
he leaders noted the remarkable achievement made by the world in tackling polio disease and called for more action to ensure its total eradication.
They, therefore, resolved for an accelerated action and renewed financial support to affected countries to assist them in the fight against polio.
The 18-point communiqué also announced an agreement by the leaders to launch the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, the Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility, and the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence.
These bodies, it said, were aimed at adding value to the organisation and enhancing “the Commonwealth’s relevance and practical impact.”
The leaders said they were deeply concerned about the increase in flows of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants, which entailed suffering, abuse and exploitation, particularly for children and women, and unacceptable loss of life.