(MFA&FT Kingston: November 8, 2017)
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade today (Thursday, November 8) received the Copy Letters of Introduction of Mrs. Laurie Jane Peters, High Commissioner-designate for Canada to Jamaica,at the Foreign Ministry’s new Kingston location.
Minister Johnson Smith and High Commissioner Peters spoke to the historical friendship and strong cooperation between both countries, and affirmed their intention of building an even stronger partnership.
MFA&FT Kingston: November 1, 2017
“We not only condemn acts of terror, but we pray for continued strength for all who work to make the world safer and more peaceful,” affirmed Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, following yesterday (Tuesday, October 31) afternoon’s terrorist attack, just blocks from the World Trade Centre in the lower Manhattan region of New York, which took at least 8lives, with 11 wounded to date.
Minister Johnson Smith congratulated the Japanese businessman turned Ambassador-designate on his first Ambassadorial appointment, noting that his “extensive expertise in the Japanese financial sector will contribute to strengthened economic cooperation between Jamaica and Japan.”
The Minister also reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to deepening trade activities with Japan, which currently serves as the largest market for Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee. Jamaica and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1964.
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will be attending the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Regional Policy Dialogue from 31st October to 1st November 2017 in Washington D.C.
The Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) will bring together Government representatives, high-level experts and private sector leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to analyse issues in relation to the theme, “Trade in the Digital Age: Policy Implications and Business Opportunities”.
The Ambassador-designate for Cuba to Jamaica, Mrs. Inés Fors Fernández (right) presented her Copy Letters of Credence to Ambassador Marcia Gilbert Roberts, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (left) on Monday, October 30 at the Ministry’s Dominica Drive address.
Mrs. Fernández who served most recently as Ambassador to The Gambia, thanked Jamaica for its support of Cuba through the years, making specific note of the annual UN Resolution, which calls for the US lifting of the US-placed economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba.
Minister Johnson Smith calls for strengthened partnership with Europe
(MFA&FT Kingston: October 20, 2017)
Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, has called for strengthened partnership with the EU and engagement of private sector investors by EU Member States to facilitate increased trade and investment with Jamaica and the wider ACP group of countries.
(Kingston: October 18, 2017)
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is currently in Brussels, Belgium for the 20th Meeting of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee and the 42nd Joint ACP-EU Trade Ministers Meeting.