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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.

 

JOHNSON SMITH WELCOMES NEW AND RETURNING AMBASSADORS FOR DIPLOMATIC DAY

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has announced that on Thursday, February 22, 2018, Jamaica will host a Diplomatic Day in honour of resident and non-resident diplomats assigned to Jamaica.

On that occasion, Minister Johnson Smith will brief the diplomats on important national developments as well as priority Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade issues being pursued by the Government of Jamaica.

JAMAICA LAUNCHES ACP PRESIDENCY UNDER THEME: COMMON INTERESTS, COMMON GOALS, COMMON DESTINY

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Jamaica has exhorted the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States to remain focused on its "common interests, common goals and common destiny", as it begins the final stretch of preparations for the negotiations with the European Union on a successor arrangement to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement. The engagement with the EU for this purpose is set to begin by September 2018. 

 

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF LAC BUREAU IN JAPAN CALLS ON MINISTER JOHNSON SMITH

Monday, 12 February 2018

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF LAC BUREAU IN JAPAN CALLS ON MINISTER JOHNSON SMITH

  MFA&FT: Kingston: February 8, 2018: 

The Director General (DG), Latin American and Caribbean Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Takahiro Nakamae, paid a Courtesy Call on Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Wednesday, February 7. 

Costa Rica's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Calls on Minister Johnson Smith

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade ( left) received a Courtesy Call on Wednesday, January 31 from His Excellency (H.E.) Alejandro Ortiz, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica ( right) at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices.

MINISTER JOHNSON SMITH ANNOUNCES VISIT OF HIGH- LEVEL EU REPRESENTATIVE TO JAMAICA FOR REGIONAL AND BILATERAL TALKS

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, has announced the upcoming visit of Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development in the European Commission based in Brussels.

Mr. Manservisi will lead a high level delegation to Kingston from 1 -2 February for regional and bilateral talks with several high level government representatives from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

FOREIGN MINISTER MAKES CLIMATE CHANGE A PRIORITY AT THE CHINA-CELAC FORUM

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, attended the Second Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum, held in Santiago, Chile on 22nd January 2018, under the theme “CELAC-China: Working for more development, innovation and cooperation for our peoples”. The Meeting was designed to fine-tune the cooperation agenda for the period 2019 to 2021 between the People’s Republic of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

FOREIGN MINISTER APPOINTS NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NIGERIA

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, announces the appointment of Mr. Harold Malcolm, JP as High Commissioner Designate to Nigeria.

Mr. Malcolm, who will assume duty in February, is a trained lawyer having graduated with First Class Honours from the Norman Manley Law School in 2008. As a Chevening Scholar, he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2009-2010, specialising in Human Rights Law.