Friday 19 October, 2018

UK to help strengthen cybersecurity in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago is set to benefit from United Kingdom assistance in the fight against cybercrime and human trafficking.

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May recently announced up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security capabilities and help to tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors who pose a including in the UK and wider Commonwealth.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young on Friday met with the UK’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Ahmad.

Friday’s bilateral meeting focused on the strengthening of security cooperation between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK specifically in the areas of cybercrime and human trafficking.

During the meeting, Lord Ahmad also indicated that the UK was very pleased with Trinidad and Tobago’s decision to sign on to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley attended the leader’s retreat at Windsor Castle. This was the main event for leaders on the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018.

The closed-door meeting allowed for leaders to meet in private to discuss matters of mutual interest to the Commonwealth. The meeting was chaired by UK Prime Minister, the Theresa May and Commonwealth Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness of Asthal QC, Patricia Scotland.

And, last evening, Prime Minister Rowley attended a formal dinner for all heads of Government hosted by Her Majesty, the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


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