Trinidad and Tobago and China collaborate on Gratis aid
Today, Friday 14th December, 2018, Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart Young signed a protocol on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago giving effect to the provision of Gratis Aid to Trinidad and Tobago by the People’s Republic of China.
Signing the protocol on behalf of the People’s Republic of China was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Song Yumin.
Today’s protocol signing operationalizes two agreements established in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Under the protocol the People’s Republic of China will provide a range of goods and services to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, for use by Trinidad and Tobago as they execute their mandate to Aid Civil Power and law enforcement.
Both parties reiterated their commitment to further support and collaborate with each other to make Trinidad and Tobago a safer nation for all. The Agreement signed this morning was for the provision of 200 patrol motorbikes for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Minister Young said that, “the addition of 200 patrol motor bikes to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service will make a tremendous positive difference in law enforcement and we thank the People's Republic of China for this assistance.”