PM, China's President discuss direct foreign investment in T&T

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation today visited the China Communications Construction Company in Beijing and discussed a possible partnership in the construction of the La Brea Drydock and possibilities for foreign direct investment in Trinidad and Tobago.

This is the second day of the Prime Minister's six-day official visit to China.

The Office of the Prime Minister said that during the afternoon period, the prime minister returned to the Great Hall of the People to meet with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China.

Dr Rowley invited President Xi to take advantage of Trinidad and Tobago's strategic geographical location in terms of expanding trade and other services.

The prime minister also reiterated his call for foreign direct investment from China.

President Xi expressed his willingness to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Trinidad and Tobago and also to deepen longstanding ties.

The two leaders agreed to collaborate in order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Trinidad and Tobago and China next year. 

President Xi also extended an invitation for Trinidad and Tobago to take part in an international expo on importation to be held in China this coming November.

On Wednesday the delegation will travel to Beijing from Shanghai.