Sunday, April 28, 2013

T&T-Canada sign MoU to develop defence and national security infrastructure

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Canadian host Prime Minister Stephen Harper met on Thursday during her official visit to Canada following which they announced initiatives to strengthen security cooperation, expand defence links and broaden people to people ties. 

“Canada shares a strong, historic relationship with Trinidad and Tobago as members of the Commonwealth,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The initiatives announced today (Thursday) will help strengthen the ties between our countries as we work together towards a more prosperous and secure hemisphere.”

Following a bilateral meeting, the two leaders announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago concerning the development and implementation of projects in the field of defence, security and related infrastructure.

Prime Ministers Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Stephen Harper witness the signing of the MoU between
T&T High Commissioner Philip Buxo and Marc Whittingham, President and CEO of CCC
This MOU builds on Canada’s efforts to continue strengthening security and institutions in the Americas, one goal of the Government's Strategy for Engagement in the Americas. 

Under this agreement, the CCC will work with the Ministry of National Security to help identify and leverage Canadian companies who have expertise and global leadership in defence and security related products and services, and who are best suited to assist the Ministry of National Security in the development and execution of priority security and defence projects. 

This agreement enhances commercial relations between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago and enhances two-way dialogue in the areas of defence, security and related infrastructure. 

The MOU will take effect immediately and will remain in effect for a period of four years. The MOU may be extended upon mutual consent.

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Jai & Sero

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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