Above: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in China
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persadi-Bissessar has arrived in China for an official visit to the country.
Persad-Bissessar arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday, greeted by China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Xie Hangsheng.
The Prime Minister is leading a delegation including Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran, Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine and other officials.
Speaking to the media after her arrival, Persad-Bissessar said she hoped to discuss isues including energy, trade, tourism and health.
Trindiad’s investment promotion agency, InvesTT, is hosting a business forum in China this week as well.
The high-level visit, which will include head-to-head talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, follows a similar trip to China by Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller earlier this year.
The PM will additionally be opening Trinidad and Tobago’s new Embassy in China.
Persad-Bissessar will conclude the trip on Feb. 28.
It is the first time a head of government of Trinidad and Tobago has visited China in three decades.
The two countries have had diplomatic relations since 1974.