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Trade Ministry hosts Haitian delegation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications Vasant Bharath, centre, makes a presentation to Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly, left, as Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and Industry in Haiti looks on.

Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, hosted a business networking luncheon for a visiting delegation led by Michel Joseph Martelly, President of Haiti and Wilson Laleau, that country’s Minister of Trade and Industry, on Monday at the Hyatt Regency. 

Speaking briefly at the luncheon, Bharath spoke of T&T’s intentions to create joint ventures with the Haitian counterparts to access foreign markets and promote trade and investments. Martelly highlighted the healthy economic progress Haiti has achieved as they seek to create investment opportunities. 

The delegation was in T&T for the Japan Caricom Summit and sought to network with members of the business community at the luncheon in an effort to promote trade and investment and to encourage partnerships between the two countries. 

In attendance was Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs and representatives of business associations as well as the financial services, energy, manufacturing and ICT sectors.