T&T to benefit from UK in fighting cyber threats

Trinidad and Tobago is set to benefit from the United Kingdom’s assistance in the fight against cybercrime, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said.

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May recently announced up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities and help to tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors in the UK and wider Commonwealth.

Today in London, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young met with the UK’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Ahmad.

This bilateral focused on the strengthening of security cooperation between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK specifically in the areas of cybercrime and human trafficking. As such, Trinidad and Tobago stands to benefit from the £15 million allocation.

During the meeting Lord Ahmad also indicated that the UK was very pleased with Trinidad and Tobago’s decision to sign on to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley attended the leader’s retreat at Windsor Castle.

This was the main event for leaders on the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018.

The closed-door meeting allowed for leaders to meet in private to discuss matters of mutual interest to the Commonwealth.

It was chaired by UK Prime Minister, Theresa May and Commonwealth Secretary-General  Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Baroness of Asthal QC, Patricia Scotland.

Last evening Prime Minister Rowley attended a formal dinner for all heads of Government hosted by Her Majesty, the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


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