Friday 17 November, 2017

T&T's new UN Ambassador appointed

Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs presents Instrument of Appointment to Her Excellency Makeda Antoine, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Permanent Mission of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs presents Instrument of Appointment to Her Excellency Makeda Antoine, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Permanent Mission of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Dennis Moses congratulated Makeda Antoine on her new appointment as Trinidad and Tobago's representative at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. 

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Ministry said Antoine was appointed to the post on Monday. 

During the brief presentation ceremony, Minister Moses congratulated Ambassador Antoine on her appointment and thanked her for her willingness to serve Trinidad and Tobago.

The Minister informed that the Government looked forward to deepening bilateral and multilateral partnerships for the benefit of the citizens now and for generations to come.

He further indicated that Her Excellency would be guided by the Government’s policy framework which underscores that the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and its diplomatic network of overseas missions must be the frontline of projecting the interests of Trinidad and Tobago internationally.

Moses specified that the role of the new Head of Mission is critical to advancing the country's development and highlighted trade and investment, tourism, security collaborations, energy, education, agriculture and small business and entrepreneurship as some of the key areas of the national development agenda. 

According to Antoine's LinkedIn profile, she obtained an MBA Strategic Management Emphasis at Andrews University in 2008 and obtained a BSc in Computer Systems at the same university in 2002. 

She was previously employed as Senior Manager of Commercial Operations at the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT).