- 15 MAY 2018
Chinese Foreign Direct Investment on the Table for Trinidad and Tobago
As Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley continues his official visit to the People’s Republic of China today, Tuesday 15th May, 2018 he and the delegation visited the China Communications Construction Co. Ltd in Beijing. The discussions centred around a possible partnership in the construction of the La Brea Drydock and possibilities for foreign direct investment in Trinidad and Tobago.
During the afternoon period Prime Minister Rowley returned to the Great Hall of the People to meet with His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. Dr Rowley invited His Excellency to take advantage of Trinidad and Tobago’s strategic geographical location in terms of expanding trade and other services. Prime Minister Rowley also reiterated his call for foreign direct investment from China.
H.E. Xi Jinping expressed his willingness to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Trinidad and Tobago and also to deepen longstanding ties. The two leaders agreed to collaborate in order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Trinidad and Tobago and China next year. H.E. also extended an invitation for Trinidad and Tobago to take part in an international expo on importation to be held in China this coming November.
Tomorrow (Wednesday 16 May) the delegation travels Beijing from Shanghai.