Ministers meet with High Commissioner of Canada on the return of Trinidad and Tobago nationals from Canada

Port of Spain: Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. and Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Senator Dr. the Honourable Amery Browne, met with High Commissioner of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago His Excellency Kumar Gupta, on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at the Ministry of National Security’s Head Office at Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

Meeting discussions centred on a collaborative framework for the repatriation of Trinidad and Tobago nationals employed on agricultural farms in Canada.

Minister Young recommitted to working with High Commissioner Gupta and the Government of Canada to expedite the safe return of this country’s nationals, including the facilitation of special flights and quarantine arrangements.

The High Commissioner gave the assurance that the Government of Canada will work with Canadian farm owners to ensure the well-being of Trinidad and Tobago nationals while they are in Canada.

The Ministers and the High Commissioner also discussed opportunities to collaborate on prison reform and other areas of mutual interest.

All parties reiterated their commitment to the furtherance of the long standing bilateral relationship between both countries and pledged to continue to work together for the safety and security of all.

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