The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Amery Browne. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Browne emphasized the importance of the strong U.S.-Trinidad and Tobago bilateral ties, including the significant role the Trinbagonian diaspora plays in promoting cultural and economic ties. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed the importance both countries place on support for democracy within the Western Hemisphere. The Secretary also expressed appreciation for Trinidad and Tobago’s votes supporting Ukraine and the UN Charter at the United Nations. He noted democracies need to stand together to counter those who seek to suppress freedom and abuse human rights.