Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago
January 21. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
In New York Permanent Representatives to the UN of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov and of Trinidad and Tobago Rodney Charles have signed a joint communique on establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.
The parties recognized the importance of expanding mutually beneficial contacts between states, especially in the field of energy, trade, tourism, education and access to regional markets.
There have been discussed important issues on the UN agenda of interest to both countries. Among them is the solution to the problems of landlocked countries, small island states, working out of aims for sustainable development, environmental protection, etc.
Trinidad and Tobago is an island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Usually considered part of the Caribbean, it shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. The population of the state is 1,3 million people . The country is a parliamentary republic, where the political system is based on the British model of parliamentary democracy. The main economic sectors are mining and processing of oil and natural gas, the state has the largest natural reservoir of asphalt in the world.
The country joined the United Nations on September 18, 1962. The republic is a member of the Organization of American States, the Caribbean Community, the World Trade Organization, the Latin American Economic System which brings together 26 countries of South America and the Caribbean.