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Planning Minister and Her Excellency Penelope Beckles talk national development

Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis hosted Her Excellency Penelope Beckles, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations in New York today, February 21, 2016. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the national development of Trinidad and Tobago in particular and the similar issues facing Small Island Developing States in general in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The development of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Development Strategy Vision 2030 is based on goals highlighted in the SDGs. The idea of collaborating with regional partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to address similar issues was discussed as part of a strategy to address the common factors of concern as well as to share successes in national development.