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    Commonwealth disappointed on Canada's decision to suspend funds

    April 16, 2014

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma expressed disappointment at this step taken by Canada to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation but looked forward to the resumption of the contributions

    The Government of Canada has informed Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma of its decision to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation over the next two years during which Sri Lanka holds the chairmanship of the Commonwealth. This mutual and voluntary fund is the principal means for provision of technical assistance to Commonwealth countries.

     

    .He recalled that Canada has a long and valued record of support for the work of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation.

     

    Sharma said the difficult adjustments to Commonwealth development programmes would be made, and expressed confidence that important priorities agreed by Commonwealth member states collectively can still be delivered, with results and impact for the benefit of the people of the Commonwealth in accordance with the current strategic plan.

     

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