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Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses participates in a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting at the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

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the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs on
September 30, 2015 attended a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting at the Permanent
Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations which was hosted by the Minister
of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein. This annual meeting brings together individuals
who hold political-level positions in their countries and are strongly
committed to the cause of international criminal justice, in particular to the
International Criminal Court (ICC).

During his
intervention, Minister Moses highlighted that the forum was ideal to engage in
constructive dialogue on current challenges facing the Court with a view to
generating the political momentum needed to promote the universality of the
Rome Statute of the ICC and to fight against impunity. Minister Moses also
underscored that Trinidad and Tobago remained resolute in its commitment to
support the mandate of the ICC, and its primary objective to help put an end to
impunity for perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the
international community, as well as to contribute to the prevention of such
heinous crimes.

Moses then attended the CARICOM-India Ministerial Meeting at the UN
Headquarters in the margins of the 70th session of the General Assembly. The
meeting saw the presence of the Honourable Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External
Affairs of India, representatives from CARICOM Member States and the Secretary
General of CARICOM.  During the meeting
discussions were held for further strengthening of India-CARICOM bilateral
relations and a range of other issues of mutual benefit to India and CARICOM.

Moses later held a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Erlan Idrissov,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. 
During the discussions the following issues among other were raised; the
possibility of the Government of Kazakhstan providing scholarships for Trinidad
and Tobago nationals and the
possibility of technical co-operation between both countries in the area of
energy particularly given the experience of Trinidad and Tobago in the
processing of natural gas.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan used the opportunity to request the
support of Trinidad and Tobago for his country’s candidature for membership as
a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018.

Moses later attended a Ministerial Nordic-CARICOM working luncheon hosted by
the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to
the United Nations.  The meeting saw the
presence of Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Barbados, Belize, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St. Kitts Nevis and Suriname. Also in
attendance were the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Denmark, Finland,
Iceland and Norway.

discussions focused on enhancing and expanding cooperation between CARICOM and
the Nordic countries.  As was agreed by
the CARICOM caucus in New York, Minister Moses’ intervention focused on
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 which is to ‘conserve and sustainably use
the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” 

It was
also agreed at the meeting that the following areas should be the focus for
follow up action:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding between CARICOM and Nordic countries;
  • Further cooperation on climate change in the lead up to COP 21 in Paris;
  • Sweden to advance with the European Union (EU) the concerns of CARICOM States with regard to EU blacklisting;
  • Further cooperation on issues pertinent to crime and security.

Moses later returned to the UN Headquarters where he had a bilateral meeting
with the Honourable Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.
The Ministers discussed issues of bilateral interest to Trinidad and Tobago and


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