The possibility of closer ties between France through its West Indies overseas territories and Tobago formed a major part of discussions between French Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago His Excellency Michel Trinquier and Chief Secretary Orville London, at the Calder Hall Administrative Complex, today (Friday November 19, 2010). The courtesy call follows the Chief Secretary’s visit, (yesterday) to the French patrol vessel – “La Capricieuse”, now moored in the Scarborough Port.
In a brief statement after the meeting, His Excellency expressed his satisfaction at the outcome of the discussions. Ambassador Trinquier said that he is pleased by the possibility of exchange pogrammes between Guadeloupe and Tobago and Martinique and Tobago. He also anticipates the possibility of Guadeloupe and Tobago developing a planned project of cooperation for tourism.
Mr London said that he is excited by the prospects of a joint tourism approach with the French territories, especially since the Tobago House of Assembly is looking at additional ways of counteracting the present challenges of the Tobago tourism situation. He said that such a venture will be mutually beneficial to all parties.
Accompanying the Ambassador were Military Attache’ – Lieutenant Colonel Philippe RICHER and La Capricieuse Commander – Commander Guillaume BOIN.