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Trinidad & Tobago: Foreign Affairs Minister chides Kamla for writing Indian PM

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr Amery Browne is expressing disappointment at Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar after she wrote to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi requesting vaccines on T&T’s behalf. 

In a media release today, the Ministry said that Persad Bissessar has chosen to sacrifice protocol and good judgement and to tamper with sound bilateral relations in a quest for relevance and attention. 

“The decision by the Leader of the Opposition to try to insert herself into a matter of ongoing Government-to-Government communication must be seen for what it is, an attempt to position herself to claim in retrospect that her letter was the one that achieved any particular outcome,” they wrote. 

Persad Bissessar’s letter occurred after the public was informed that the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had already written to the Prime Minister Modi, requesting the provision of COVID-19 vaccines for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. 

“Almost every public statement on COVID-19 offered thus far by the Leader of the Opposition has been made in complete defiance of modern science and reality. On the heels of the World Health Organization’s praise of our nation’s ongoing success in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unfortunate that the Leader of the Opposition has now chosen to disregard protocol between States as well,” they closed.

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