Readout of Secretary Carter’s Bilateral Meeting with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley and Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon

Readout of Secretary Carter’s Bilateral Meeting with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley and Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

Secretary Carter met today in Port of Spain with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley as well as the country’s Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon. Secretary Carter congratulated Trinidad and Tobago on successfully hosting the 12th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). He thanked the prime minister and Minister Dillon for their leadership in hosting the conference, the first time the CDMA has met in the Caribbean. They discussed a range of security issues in the hemisphere, and they all agreed that Trinidad and Tobago and the United States should pursue opportunities to expand bilateral security cooperation. The secretary and the prime minister also agreed that stability in the hemisphere should not be taken for granted and continued multilateral engagements like CDMA will help prevent complacency.

Release No: NR-359-16
Oct. 11, 2016

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