Presentation of Credentials by His Excellency Jernej Videtic, Ambassador-Designate of the Delegation of the European Union to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The Presentation of Credentials by His Excellency Jernej Videtic, Ambassador-Designate of the Delegation of the European Union to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was held on January 12, 2016 at the Office of His Excellency the President.

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC the President of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago hosted His Excellency Jernej Videtic, Ambassador-Designate of the Delegation of the European Union to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Accompanying the Ambassador was his wife Mrs Ruta Videtic and the Charge d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Daniela Tramacere.  At the start of this meeting the Ambassador presented his letters of Credence to the President.

In keeping with the practice initiated by His Excellency since his assumption to office, eight (8) students from various secondary schools were invited to witness the process.  This initiative allows for interaction among the students, the President and the Ambassador and also affords their Excellencies the opportunity to give encouraging words of advice to the students.  The teachers accompanying the students are also afforded the opportunity of witnessing the meeting.

On this occasion the students invited were from the following schools:

Students Schools
Ms Ceronne Brebnor Tobago Students Chaperone
Collin Dillon Scarborough Secondary School
Carlesia McEwing Harmon School of Seventh Day Adventist
Zanele Jack Mason Hall Secondary School
Ms Fahzia Mohammed Diego Martin North Secondary School – Teacher
Shanice Williams Diego Martin North Secondary School
Renesha Samuel Diego Martin North Secondary School
Ms Maria Rabanit Bishop Anstey Trinity College East Sixth Form – Teacher
Leshawn Gopee Bishop Anstey Trinity College East Sixth Form
Isaac James Bishop Anstey Trinity College East Sixth Form
Cho’late Allen Guest

During the ceremony, President Carmona noted that Trinidad and Tobago and the European Union have maintained over three (3) decades of healthy and mutually rewarding diplomatic relations and many students from Trinidad and Tobago have pursued tertiary level education in Europe.

His Excellency Jernej Videtic offered the students the following words of advice, “Know who you are, understand that you have an identity.  Be a good person, not because of yourself but because of others.  Try to be open, listen to other people and their problems.  If they have a problem to you can help to solve, then try to help to solve that problem.”

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