Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has held talks with several leaders of the countries of Africa, whereas using her attendance at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the African Union (AU) to verify Jamaica’s commitment to ensuring that strengthening the links between the AU and Caricom would develop into a precedence for her government.
Ethiopia and Jamaica have expressed desire to further strengthen people-to-people ties and diplomatic relations.
PM Simpson Miller held talks with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the Presidents of Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana.
Her conferences with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and Presidents Good Luck Jonathan of Nigeria, John Dramani Mahana of Ghana, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwet of Tanzania, and Jacob Zuma of South Africa centered on strategic cooperation together with the possibilities for additional airlifts as well as increased investments and trade between the regions.
PM Simpson Miller was accompanied to the AU celebrations by special envoy to the African Union, Ambassador Carlton Masters; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ms. Onika Miller; in addition to the Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Ann Scott.
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