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Friday, 27 January 2017 16:44

Minister Of Foreign & CARICOM Affairs’ (Ag) Statement In Celebration Of India’s 68th Republic Day Anniversary

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The Honourable Major General Edmund Dillon joined the High Commission of the Republic of India in celebrating its 68th Republic Day anniversary.

Minister Dillon is currently the acting Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs. 

He reminded all that “on January 26, 1950, the Republic of India was born.

On that day, the constitution of India was enacted, and one of the world’s largest constitutional democracies was created.

Since taking responsibility for its own development, India has grown tremendously and, today is a rising power and a fast emerging global leader in innovation, technology, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, to name just a few.”

He further stated that “the relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of India cannot and will not go out at all.”

He said both countries have an enduring relationship that dates back to their shared colonial heritage, which climaxed with the arrival of Indian indentured labourers to Trinidad and Tobago in 1845.

Minister Dillon said Trinidad and Tobago is grateful to have the opportunity to access the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, which provides training to its nationals in many areas for which India has expertise, including IT, the environment, renewable energy and management.

He ended his statement by toasting to the Government and People of India in celebration of their anniversary, and to the friendly relations between both nations and people.

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