Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is currently leading a security delegation on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 17 January 2019, Minister Young and his team met with Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, and engaged in the first Ministerial Committee Meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, a statement by the ministry said.
This committee was formed as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed between both countries in November 2017, to further strengthen bilateral security cooperation.
The ministry said that the team held productive discussions on advancing the T&T-UK security partnership in areas of cybercrime, Police Service Reform and intelligence sharing.
Minister Young was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard and Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Gary Griffith.
The statement said that the Ministry of National Security looks forward to continued T&T-UK collaboration on security matters of mutual interest.
Photo: (From Left to Right)His Excellency Orville London, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Tim Stew, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago, the Right Honourable, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations, the Honourable Stuart R. Young, Minister of National Security, Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Mr. Gary Griffith, Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.