H.E. Tatsuaki Iwata, outgoing Amb. of Japan presents Dr. the Hon. Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications with a depature gift of pottery intricately adorned with glazed paintings of the symbolic blue birds of Japan. Photo co
February 15, 2012:
Dr. the Honourable Surujrattan Rambachan bid farewell to His Excellency Tatsuaki Iwata, outgoing Ambassador of Japan to Trinidad and Tobago, during a farewell courtesy call on Tuesday 14th February, 2012 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications.
During the meeting, the Honourable Minister and Ambassador Iwata discussed the CARICOM/Japan Public Private Joint Economic Mission which took place in Trinidad and Tobago in November, 2011; strengthening the bilateral relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and Japan and the increased awareness of Trinidad and Tobago internationally.
Ambassador Iwata noted that his affection for Trinidad and Tobago increased tremendously during his interaction with the ordinary people. He further noted the warmth of the people of Trinidad and Tobago in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima in Japan on 11th March, 2011.
Minister Rambachan praised Ambassador Iwata for the invaluable contributions made by His Excellency during his two and a half year tenure, noting that Ambassador Iwata has indeed set the foundation for his successor.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications