News – Meeting Gordon Brown

Global Lingo is proud to have supported the heads of government from 10 Commonwealth states this week. Attending the summit from 9-10 June 2008, the political leaders conveyed their intention to redefine the purposes and governance of Bretton Woods institutions. They pledged to work towards a Commonwealth consensus and wider international support for an international conference to achieve these goals.

At a news conference held at the Commonwealth’s headquarters at Marlborough House in London, Prime Minister Gordon Brown identified food shortages, fuel price rises and the credit crunch as key challenges currently facing global society, which require effective responses from international institutions. ‘These problems need global action and a co-ordinated global response’, said Mr Brown, who chaired the meeting, adding that ‘we cannot deal with these challenges without reform [of these global institutions].’ Also present were President Bharrat Jagdeo (Guyana), President Maumoon Gayoom (Maldives), Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam (Mauritius), President Mahinda Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), President Jakaya Kikwete (United Republic of Tanzania), Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele (Tonga), Prime Minister Patrick Manning (Trinidad and Tobago), President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom). Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak represented Malaysia and Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama represented Ghana at the meeting.

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