PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley rings the bell to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.
Rowley is in New York to address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Pennelope Beckles, also addressed NASDAQ from the podium with Rowley.
In his address, Rowley said TT is the largest Caribbean trading partner with the United States.
The Trinidad and Tobago delegation is seen at the NASDAQ in the screengrab from Facebook
He highlighted TT’s cultural and industrial strength in the Caribbean and boasted about Trinidad’s chocolate as being among the very best in the world.
Rowley said, “Today is a very special day for us and we are particularly proud to have flown on NASDAQ ‘s board the red, white and black of Trinidad and Tobago, the benefit of an economy that serves Trinidad and Tobago and the world and we look forward to having a very close relationship with the United States and the people of the United States.”
The prime minister was then joined by other members of the visiting TT delegate and staff of the TT Embassy in the US before he pressed the button that commenced the day’s trading.