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United States and Trinidad and Tobago Security Engagement
July 5, 2023



U.S. Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch, U.S. Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela, and U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Candace Bond with Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Dr. Amery Browne, representatives of DEA and CARICOM IMPACS.


On July 3, a delegation of U.S. ambassadors accredited to the Caribbean met with a Trinidad and Tobago delegation led by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, other CARICOM leaders, CARICOM IMPACS, and officials of the Regional Security System for a presentation from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

The DEA presentation was a follow up to the June 8, 2023 meeting between U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Caribbean leaders in The Bahamas.  The meeting reinforced the U.S. commitment to further strengthen Caribbean security and law enforcement capacity building and provide additional resources, including specialized training and equipment, in the fight against transnational organized crime in the region.