By Sue-Ann Wayow
PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with US Congressman from the House Foreign Affairs Committee John James to discuss energy security.
The Office of the Prime Minister in its social media updates stated that Dr Rowley and James met at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington DC on Tuesday.
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young also attended the meetings.
James, the representative for Michigan, currently serves as a member of the subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.
The prime minister also met with Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY 5th District) at the Rayburn House Office Building.
Congressman Meeks is the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He formerly served as the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“The discussions focused on efforts geared towards energy security for Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region. It was recognised that Trinidad and Tobago is an important ally providing welcome support and stability in the region,” the Prime Minister’s Office stated.
On Monday, Dr Rowley met with Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas, former US Senator, Chris Dodd at the White House, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC along with Young.
Those talks also centered around progressing Trinidad and Tobago’s energy security and the potential effects on CARICOM and the wider Americas.
Amos Hochstein, State Department Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Juan Gonzalez, Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere and Eric Jacobson, Office of Vice President were also present at the meeting.
The Office of the Prime Minister stated, “Parties agreed to continue working together to secure energy stability for the region.”