Trinidad and Tobago: High Commissioner of India in Trinidad and Tobago slammed Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s issue on vaccine letter, where PM stated that opposition leader couldn’t write letter to any other country, as it is against the protocols.
In an interview with a T&T national television on 31st of March, High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu said, “Diplomacy is not only one connection, but diplomacy is always to build and use your strength to get what you want for your national interest.”
On protocols, Mr.Sahu stated that in many high-level visits to a particular country, “that is bilateral visit and usually its happens, the visiting leader meets the opposition leader and, with the consent of ruling government & its standard procedure in visits.”
Also, he stated that I am accessible to everybody; every citizen of T&T can letter to me ” recently I met with opposition leader “.
While interview, he also accepts that he passed the opposition leader letter to prime minister Modi for vaccines.
High Commissioner also made clear that, GOI is working hard to make 40,000 vaccines available to the people of T&T.
Additionally, Mr Sahu said that India had not paused their vaccine drive; it’s just going through a “Phased Manner “. He also slammed some of the colonial media who are giving misinformation about India’s vaccine drive.
Talking about India’s relationships with the T&T region High Commissioner of India said that both countries have robust ties, not only diplomatically but also through cricket and Bollywood.
He also noted that Caribbean cricketers have very much respect in India; youngsters of India takes aspiration from Cricketer like Brain Lara, Kieron Pollard.
“Many Caribbean cricketers participate in the Indian Premier League. ” He noted.
Notably, Relationship between India and T&T goes back to 30 May 1845 when the first ship ‘Fatel Razack’ carrying 225 Indian indentured workers reached the shores of Trinidad, then a British colony.
Their numbers grew with subsequent arrival of more ships from India. The descendents of those indentured workers, now in their 5th generation, form nearly 42% of the entire population constituting an integral part of the economic, political & social fabric of the country.