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Estonia Established Diplomatic Relations with Trinidad and Tobago

03.04.2012

Yesterday, 2 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Rodney Charles established diplomatic relations between Estonia and Trinidad and Tobago in New York.

The ambassadors of Estonia and Trinidad and Tobago discussed opportunities to develop diplomatic relations. Ambassador Charles noted that Trinidad and Tobago is interested in naming an honorary consul in Estonia, which would provide a good basis for further development of relations.

Kolga and Charles spoke about the activities of both countries within the UN. Ambassador Kolga introduced Estonia’s candidacy to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the years 2020-2021.

The ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago expressed interest in Estonia’s e-developments and matters related to the euro.

Ambassador Charles also introduced Trinidad and Tobago’s activities in adopting the use of renewable energy and enlivening the tourism sector. Ambassador Charles also noted that in recent years tourists have been showing significantly more interest in Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, off the northern coast of South America in the Lesser Antilles. The nations neighbouring the islands are Venezuela to the south-west, Grenada to the north, Barbados to the north-east, and Guyana to the south-east.

The surface area of the country is 5 131 km2, which includes two large islands and 21 small islands. The official language is English.

The former British colonies of Trinidad and Tobago unified in 1889. The country became independent in 1962.

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