Stuart Young

(flashback)National Security Minister Stuart Young during his contribution to the debate on the Bail (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill at yesterday’s sitting of the Upper House in Parliament.

Matters related to the repatriation and reintegration of Trinidad and Tobago nationals who have left this country to travel to conflict zones abroad are being discussed at an official level.

In a release yesterday, the Ministry of National Security said Minister Stuart Young hosted a meeting yesterday with a team from the United States Embassy to discuss matters of repatriation and reintegration.

“Young also discussed with the US Embassy team the provision of technical support to the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago via the facilitation of a training workshop on the Repatriation and Reintegration of Returnees. The workshop will focus on the sharing of best practices, social services implementation, policy considerations and the enhancement of a framework in which civil society can support the efforts of the State,” the release stated. Young reiterated his commitment to advancing bilateral security cooperation to ensure the safety and security of all persons in Trinidad and Tobago, the release added.

Leading discussions on behalf of the US team was Colonel Claudia Carrizales, Chief of the Military Liaison Office of the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago.

Also present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Commodore Darryl Daniel, Deputy Director of International Affairs at the Ministry of National Security, Major (Ret’d) Richard Lynch and other United States Embassy officials.

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