Thursday 23 November, 2017

PM to travel to China

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has been invited to a meeting of world leaders to take place in China from November 30 to December 3.

This was announced by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young on Thursday.

Speaking at a post-cabinet media conference, Young said Trinidad and Tobago was selected by the leadership of China to attend the meeting.

"(United States) President (Donald) Trump is in China right now and coming out of that conference, the leadership of China looked around the world and decided they would like to meet with ten world leaders," Young said.

"I am pleased to announce that Trinidad and Tobago was chosen as the one from this region and the Prime Minister Dr Rowley has accepted that invitation."

Rowley will attend high level meetings while in China and will be joined by his wife, Sharon Rowley.

Young said the logistics of the trip are still being worked out but that Rowley will be accompanied by a very small delegation.

The Prime Minister will remain in China on a state visit from December 4-9.

Young said the trip is borne out of the fruit of a number of current negotiations taking place and will be beneficial to Trinidad and Tobago.