PM assures there’s no cost for TT’s alliance with Mexico’s gun appeal

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PM assures there’s no cost for TT’s alliance with Mexico’s gun appeal

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has assured that this country’s association with the Mexican government in an appeal over the failed lawsuit involving gun manufacturers in the US costing taxpayers nothing at this time.

Responding to a question from Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal in the House on Friday, Rowley said, “TT’s association with the Mexicans in pursuing this matter at this time has no cost attached to it. It’s more of a diplomatic attachment where we are supporting Mexico’s actions in the US courts. As a sovereign nation, we are making our voices heard, and we are standing alongside another sovereign nation that is having the same problem we have, and it is to our benefit that Mexico is doing this, because we all have the same problem. I don’t know if in the future we will be required to make contributions, but at this time we are not required to.”

The PM also pointed out that there is no lawyer representing TT at this time, as the matter was being carried out through diplomatic channels.

He said: “The matter is being dealt with through our foreign ministry as a diplomatic matter, providing diplomatic support, and if it comes to a time where we have to make other adjustments, then so be it, but at this point in time our association is not requiring a lawyer and is not carrying a cost.”