Below is a statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley
On behalf of the people and Government of Barbados, I wish to convey my warmest congratulations to Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla on their coronation.
As Prime Minister of Barbados, I recognise that our two nations share a deeply complex and rich history. By this token, I equally recognise the common values we share, and celebrate the friendship that has blossomed, and has not been wilted, by Barbados’ progression from a Colony to a Republic. This indeed is a friendship which is founded on mutual respect.
His Majesty The King’s championing and advocacy on matters related to the climate crisis and sustainable development has been a beacon of hope and inspiration for millions across the globe.
In addition, his passion for young people which led to the establishment of The Prince’s Trust, has benefited thousands of young persons across the Commonwealth, including in our own country.
Meanwhile, I look forward to continuing the work with fellow leaders and nations under the umbrella of The Commonwealth, which the late Queen Elizabeth II has established as the quintessential platform for countries across the world to come together and address the pressing global issues of our time.
Under His Majesty The King’s leadership, I believe this association will prove vital in navigating the complex issues and ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.
Once again, I sincerely congratulate Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla on their coronation.(PMO)