Georgetown, Guyana – (October 8, 2015) President David Granger traveled to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, last Wednesday, where he met with new Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley. This meeting marks the first meeting of the two CARICOM Heads of State, since Dr. Rowley was elected in September.
President Granger and Prime Minster Rowley re-affirmed the bi-lateral relationship between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. The two CARICOM States have a long history of friendship and cooperation.
The two leaders held discussions on a wide range of matters of interest to both nations. Some of the areas covered were the strengthening of bi-lateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana in the areas of agriculture, energy cooperation and skills development.
President Granger used the opportunity to brief Prime Minister Rowley on the recent developments regarding Venezuelan aggression, with regard to Guyana’s sovereign territory. Prime Minister Rowley expressed the hope that the matter would be resolved peacefully and in the best interest of all in accordance with international law.
President Granger was accompanied by Minster of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prime Minister Rowley’s delegation consisted of Senator Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs and other Ministry officials.