The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs is defending its position to abstain from voting on the United Nations General Assembly resolution to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “null and void”.
According to the statement, the policy of Trinidad and Tobago has always been to support the two-states’ policy which means steadfast recognition of the state of Israel with secure territorial borders as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state.
It is in this context that any and all negotiations relating to the future of Jerusalem arise.
Former Vice-Chief of Defence Staff Brigadier General Anthony Phillips-Spencer has been appointed as this country's ambassador to the United States.
His appointment is one of four announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, which also include appointments to Venezuela, South Africa and Canada.
The following is the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: