Government holds security talks with Australian national security personnel

Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 16:45

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation attended a number of meetings in Sydney, Australia today, the Office of the Prime Minister said.

In the first instance, Prime Minister Rowley led his team in a meeting with Australian Export Finance (EFIC) at their headquarters in Sydney.

EFIC is Australia's export credit agency whose loans are backed by the Australian Government and geared towards assisting Australian exporters.

Minister Stuart Young also attended a meeting with the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Justice and the NSW Police Force where the discussions focused on national security issues.

In attendance at the meeting were Scott Corrigan of the NSW Department of Justice, Inspector Dave Gawel, Inspector Ben Hopper, Inspector Jeremy Woo, Supt Michael McLean, Snr Sgt John Manuel and a number of other officers from the NSW Department of Justice and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Useful information was exchanged and it is hoped that both the NSW Department of Justice and the NSW Police Force would travel to Trinidad and Tobago in the near future to work with their counterpart Trinidad and Tobago bodies.

Additionally, Prime Minister Rowley met with representatives of the NSW Government, at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Sydney.

The roundtable meeting focused on counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism and the NSW whole of government approach and cross-agency cooperation in dealing with this issue. 

The delegation will travel to Tasmania tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd May, 2018) where they will meet with marine vessel manufacturers INCAT.

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