Two ventilators landed at the Piarco International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, as a donation to Trinidad and Tobago from the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID).
This is the second pair of ventilators received from Mexico this year.
Dr. Laura Elena Carillo Cubillas, Executive Director, along with other representatives from AMEXCID and Brigadier General D.E.M. Manuel Alejandro Velazco Villanueva of the Mexican Defence Force are leading a team from Mexico which is delivering much needed COVID-19 support to various countries in the region, including Trinidad and Tobago.
Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr. Amery Browne, who was on hand to accept the shipment, expressed appreciation for the ventilators and for Mexico’s other support rendered to T&T during the pandemic by way of exchange of information and technical expertise.
Minister Browne stated that such cooperation is testament to the long-standing, friendly and collaborative ties between Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico.
At a meeting last Friday with Ambassador of Mexico to Trinidad and Tobago, Rosario Asela Molinero Molinero, Dr. Browne also advocated for Mexico to donate Covid-19 vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the CARICOM region.
The request was met with openness, with Ambassador Molinero pledging to seek to have Trinidad and Tobago included in Mexico’s list of vaccine recipients.