Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr. Amery Browne met with Indian High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu today, with both parties committing to greater collaboration as it pertains to India’s vaccine donation initiative.
Monday’s meeting came amid mounting tensions between government and High Commissioner, with HC Sahu claiming Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley had made personal attacks against him in his dialogue about India’s vaccine donation initiative.
A joint statement from the Foreign Affairs Minister and Indian High Commissioner read: “Discussions were held on recent developments, including the matter of access to vaccines, and there was consensus that the two countries would work even closer together on this matter. Other sectors of interest were also identified for the enhancement of the bilateral cooperation between Trinidad and Tobago and India such as pharmaceuticals and health care, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Renewable Energy, and Agriculture.”
It said the meeting was successful and conducted in the best interests of the longstanding ties that bind our two nations.