Thursday 22 August, 2019

Stuart Young leads delegation on five-day UK visit

From left to right:
High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom, Orville London; His Excellency Tim Stew, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago; Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations; Stuart Young, Minister of National Security; Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force; Gary Griffith, Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

From left to right: High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom, Orville London; His Excellency Tim Stew, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago; Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations; Stuart Young, Minister of National Security; Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force; Gary Griffith, Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

National Security Minister Stuart Young is currently leading a high-level Trinidad and Tobago Security Delegation on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom.

On Thursday, Minister Young and his team met with Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon. The group engaged in the first Ministerial Committee Meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom. This Committee was formed as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed between both countries in November 2017, to further strengthen bilateral security cooperation. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍

The team held productive discussions on advancing the T&T-UK security partnership in areas of cybercrime, Police Service Reform and intelligence sharing.

Minister Young was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard and Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Gary Griffith.

The Ministry of National Security said it looks forward to continued T&T-UK collaboration on security matters of mutual interest.

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