Browne: Trinidad and Tobago, UK celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations

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Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne. File photo/Jeff Mayers

Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne has said the commemoration of the queen’s platinum jubilee coincides with 60 years of diplomatic relations between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom.

A statement from the ministry said Browne delivered remarks at a reception held to celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on June 15, held by UK High Commissioner Harriet Cross.

“Commending Cross for her contribution to the advancement of relations between TT and the UK,” it said, “Browne noted her strong sense of duty and took the opportunity to thank Cross and the dedicated staff at the High Commission for their continued support to the ministry.”

The statement said Browne emphasised the collaboration between the two countries in various sectors, including energy, education, health, security and trade.

“He pointed out that the relationship extends beyond bilateral engagement, referring to the support provided by the UK through its trade relationship with the wider Caribbean region, as demonstrated by the Cariforum-United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement.”

Brown extended warmest wishes for continues good health and well-being to the queen on behalf of the government of TT.