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Ambassador Song Yumin Meets with Minister of Health of Trinidad and Tobago Terrence Deyalsingh
2020/05/15

On May 13, H.E. Song Yumin, Ambassador of China to Trinidad and Tobago met with the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health of Trinidad and Tobago. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on working together to fight against COVID-19 and strengthening coordination and cooperation in the field of international public health.

Ambassador Song briefed on the Special Vice-Ministerial meeting on COVID-19 between China and Caribbean countries having diplomatic relations with China. He noted that China will continue to unswervingly support these countries including Trinidad and Tobago in fighting against the pandemic, share experience in prevention, control and treatment, and provide supplies and technical assistance. In this fight against COVID-19, China and Trinidad and Tobago have been working together and helping each other, jointly writing a new chapter of bilateral friendship. The Chinese side is willing to further deepen friendly exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in the field of public health and strengthen communication and coordination in relevant international and regional organizations with Trinidad and Tobago, so as to promote the continuous development of China-Trinidad and Tobago relations and safeguard the common interests of developing countries.

Health Minister Deyalsingh spoke positively of the special meeting, believing that it will play a constructive role in promoting China-Caribbean cooperation in fighting against COVID-19. He once again extended thanks to the Chinese side for providing assistance and donations to Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago is ready to continue working with China to deepen cooperation in fighting against COVID-19, expand the depth and width of bilateral cooperation in the field of public health, strengthen coordination in international and regional organisations, and support the World Health Organization in playing a central and coordinating role in international anti-epidemic cooperation, so that the international community can win this war against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

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