US Ambassador pays courtesy call on Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister Manning

TRINIDAD – On Wednesday, May 12, Prime Minister Patrick Manning met with the newly installed US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Beatrice Welters at his St. Clair Offices.

Mrs. Welters was confirmed as Ambassador by the United States Senate in March and paid her first courtesy call on Prime Minister Manning yesterday after having arrived in Trinidad and Tobago last week.

The Prime Minister and Ambassador Welters discussed a variety of matters which are germane to the close relationship between the two states. The Ambassador passed on her thanks from the United States Government to Prime Minister Manning for his assistance in the recently held Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) talks in Washington in April.

The two officials further discussed cultural exchanges between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States as it related to the interventions made by government in the area of the performing arts, specifically, the soon to be formed National Philharmonic Orchestra. Ambassador Welters indicated that she plans to have the United States National Philharmonic Orchestra perform at the National Academy for the Performing Arts during her tenure in Trinidad and Tobago.

The issue of the still to be completed Open Skies Agreement between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States was also discussed between the two parties.

Prime Minister Manning welcomed the Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and wished her well during her time in Trinidad and Tobago and assured her of Trinidad and Tobago’s continued commitment to maintaining strong ties between the two countries.

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