Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs welcomes new Ambassador of Switzerland
5 October 2017
PORT OF SPAIN: 5TH OCTOBER, 2017
Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs welcomed His Excellency Didier Chassot, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, resident in Caracas, Venezuela, during a Courtesy Call on 27th September, 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs. The Courtesy Call on Minister Moses followed Ambassador Chassot’s presentation of his Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which took place on Tuesday 26th September, 2017.
During the meeting Minister Moses and Ambassador Chassot discussed opportunities for cooperation between Trinidad and Tobago and Switzerland in the areas of climate change and environment protection; education through support for the University of the West Indies; financial services; regional security; support for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency; tourism; and cooperation in international fora.
Ambassador Chassot informed Minister Moses that in addition to his accreditation to Trinidad and Tobago, he was also the first Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation accredited to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This commitment to the Region follows from Switzerland’s ongoing humanitarian and technical cooperation activities in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica and will continue through its efforts to assist in treating with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Region.
Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
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