GEORGETOWN: Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana have agreed to a Joint Commission to initiate and oversee collaboration in construction, education, business and other areas where it would be mutually beneficial to deepen ties.The Office of the Prime Minister, in a release on the visit to T&T by Guyana’s President David A Granger, says the Commission was agreed during bilateral talks headed by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
The discussion, held at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital, included Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development and currently acting Minister of Foreign Affairs; Senator Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs; and officials from those ministries.
Talks focused on enhancing the existing bilateral relationship in various industries while both leaders exchanged views on deepening the collaboration already initiated in agricultural production, skills development, and energy cooperation, the Office of the Prime Minister stated.
“Additionally, it was agreed that a Joint Commission will be formed to assess the furtherance of these and other items such as construction, education and business,” the release disclosed.
“President Granger welcomed the presence of Trinidad and Tobago’s expertise and companies, and also noted that in order for significant progress to be made, there must be sufficient political will.”
Following the meeting, Persad-Bissessar and Granger departed for the South Campus, Penal-Debe, of The University of the West Indies, where Granger was expected to deliver the feature address at the ceremonial topping off and deed handover.