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Ambassador Song Yumin and Prime Minister Keith Rowley Attend the Handover Ceremony of China-aided 200 Motorcycles

On 21 August 2019, Ambassador Song Yumin and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley attended the ceremony handing over motorcycles to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service by the People's Republic of China at the Police Academy in St James, Port of Spain.   

In his remarks, Ambassador Song Yumin extended warm congratulations to this successful handover which paid tribute to the upcoming 57th commemoration day of the independence of Trinidad and Tobago. He said that this donation, among many deliverables of this productive relationship, highlighted China-Trinidad and Tobago bilateral defense and law enforcement cooperation, adding new impetus and dimension to this comprehensive cooperative partnership featuring mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and common development. China always stands ready to work together with Trinidad and Tobago in the spirit of south-south cooperation, to expand bilateral cooperation, advance interconnection, promote common prosperity and endeavor to build a new model of international relations as well as a community of shared future for mankind.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley delivered the feature address emphasizing that Trinidad and Tobago cherishes the long-standing, strong partnership with China. Applauding China as a sincere and reliable friend of Trinidad and Tobago, he said that these motorcycles would improve the police presence and response time to give citizens a sense of security and comfort. He instructed the police service to put the motorcycles to good use and properly maintain them.

Ambassador Song and Prime Minister Dr. Rowley cut the ribbon together for the motorcycle fleet to make its debut. They were joined by Minister of National Security Stuart Young and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith as well as officials from Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement departments and units.


The fleet of 200 motorcycles were handed over to Trinidad and Tobago police service giving effect to the provision of Military Gratis Aid to Trinidad and Tobago by China. In April this year, fifteen police officers were hosted by the Chinese side to take training courses on  operation and maintenance of the motorcycles.

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