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HMOS CHARLES TO EXAMINE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AT 46TH COTED MEETING IN GUYANA

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Regional development issues pertaining to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic agenda will form part of the focus of two days of deliberations at the 46th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) slated for Georgetown, Guyana from May 16-17.

 

COTED is responsible for the promotion of trade and economic development of the Community.

 

JAMAICA TO BENEFIT FROM CLOSER TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH INDIA – STATE MINISTER CHARLES

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Thirty Five Jamaicans will participate and benefit from the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) in the coming year.

 

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and His Excellency, Sevala Naik, High Commissioner of India to Jamaica, recently discussed expanding the 50-year-old programme, in which public sector and quasi-government employees are given the opportunity to spend 2-6 months receiving technical training in areas of special interest in India.

 

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (A/RES/72/274) co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Brazil, Denmark, Jamaica and the Russian Federation, and WHO in collabration with the NCD Alliance at 11:00 to 13:00 in Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York.

JOHNSON SMITH WELCOMES STATE MINISTER CHARLES

Thursday, 05 April 2018

(MFA&FT Kingston: April 5, 2018)

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. has been assigned as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness.  Senator Charles  was formally welcomed to the Ministry by Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in the presence of the Permanent Secretary and wider Ministry staff, on Thursday March 29.

 

FOREIGN MINISTER CONGRATULATES COSTA RICA’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

 

Kingston: April 4, 2018,

 

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has congratulated economist and politician, Epsy Campbell Barr on her election as Costa Rica’s Vice President.

 

The new Vice President who is the first black female to hold that post in Latin America, is named after her paternal grandmother, who migrated from Jamaica to Costa Rica.

 

FOREIGN MINISTER & MINISTRY OFFERS CONDOLENCES RE FIU TRAGEDY

Monday, 19 March 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and

Foreign Trade has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the

victims of  last Thursday’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge at the

Florida International University (FIU), reported to have claimed six lives.

 

As media reports have sadly indicated, a Jamaican man, Navaro Brown, 37, was

one of the six victims.  This information has now been confirmed officially by

the American authorities.  Minister Johnson Smith and the Ministry

JOHNSON SMITH TO WELCOME MEXICAN FOREIGN SECRETARY FOR WORKING VISIT MARCH 5-6

Friday, 02 March 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will next week welcome to Jamaica His Excellency Mr. Luis Videgaray Casa, Foreign Secretary of Mexico.

Secretary Videgaray will pay a Working Visit to Jamaica from March 5-6. On Tuesday, March 6, he will engage in discussions with his counterpart, Minister Johnson Smith, on current and future developments in the Jamaica-Mexico bilateral relationship, as well as on recent regional political developments.

JAMAICA AND EU ENGAGE IN POLITICAL DIALOGUE

Friday, 23 February 2018

Jamaica and the European Union (EU) conducted their 4th political dialogue on 21 February. Both sides committed to further deepen the collaboration on building a more effective partnership for growth and development. The talks which included 10 Ambassadors from European Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden)   were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) on Wednesday, February 21st.

 

HIGH COMMISSIONER OF BOTSWANA BIDS FAREWELL

Thursday, 22 February 2018

His Excellency Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, outgoing High Commissioner of Botswana to Jamaica, paid a Farewell Call on Jamaica’s Foreign Minister late last week at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices.

 

“The Botswana/Jamaica relationship is very much appreciated, and I thank you for your efforts to further deepen the cooperation between us,” Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith shared with the High Commissioner.