Friday, June 14, 2013

Photo story: PM meets with Martinique leader

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar met on Thursday with Serge Letchimy, President of the Regional Council of Martinique. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Roodal Moonilal, also attended the meeting.

The leaders discussed a number of issues, including energy, transport, exchange programmes, security and tourism. 

The French island is interested in renewable energy and the proposed Caribbean Gas Line. Letchimy also wants an improved air and maritime transportation system throughout the Caribbean. The visiting delegation is also seeking cooperation in higher education.

During the discussions, Letchimy pointed out that the French have a particular expertise in natural disaster preparedness and in tackling crime. He said Martinique has excellent training facilities in tourism that he is willing to offer professional training packages to the youth of Trinidad and Tobago.

Persad-Bissessar thanked Letchimy and promised greater cooperation and colloboration between the two countries. She said she is confident that Martinique will be an excellent friend to Trinidad and Tobago.

Letchimy has met with the Ministers of Energy, Trade, Foreign Affairs, and Planning and Sustainable Development. On Friday, he is due to meet with the Ministers of Education and Transport. 

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