Ambassador Nick Whittingham returned to Honduras to address Britain’s top priorities, including prosperity, climate change, human rights and the fight against COVID-19.
Notably, in the Gulf Islands, Ambassador Whittingham met with British citizens, representatives of local communities and officials from the Prospera Development Initiative.
The diplomat welcomed the revival of tourism and efforts to generate prosperity for the islanders and counter the effects of the pandemic.
During his visit to Tegucigalpa, Ambassador Whittingham also sought to advance the UK’s goals towards COP26, a global conference on climate change to be held in Glasgow in November this year.
He also met with the Environment Secretary, Lilium Rivera Hipp, and congratulated Honduras for increasing its ambition towards reducing emissions.
In his meeting with Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Issas Barhona, Whittingham highlighted the UK’s unwavering commitment to continue fighting COVID-19 by providing vaccines to those in need.
It is noteworthy that the United Kingdom will distribute five million doses of vaccines to COVAX, of which Honduras is a beneficiary, similarly, they have committed to donate 100 million vaccines abroad by June 2022, of which 80 million will be allocated . This system.
Finally, Ambassador Whittingham met with the private sector, justice operators and civil society to address the critical need to combat corruption to promote prosperity and attract investment, also highlighting how to promote transparency. A free press is a very essential resource for all societies. and pleaded for protection for journalists. (xm)