United States President Barack Obama is calling for a stronger relationship between Jamaica and his country, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller made the disclosure yesterday morning (April 9) while addressing the media at Jamaica House on the second day of Obama’s visit to the country.
Barack Obama, who arrived in Jamaica on Wednesday (April 8), was also at the meeting.
Simpson Miller also disclosed that Obama would sign a statement of intent between Jamaica and United States for the development of energy technology.
She said the statement of intent should be signed before Obama departs.
She has faith that the agreement will pave the way for energy related fields for years to come.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that Obama also discussed the matter of climate change.
Obama said among his reasons for visiting Jamaica is to push human rights and equality for all.
The President expressed his appreciation for the hospitality he received since his arrival in Jamaica on Wednesday.
Obama further said both countries are working to expand trade between ports.
The two leaders also discussed the issue of national security and how they can decrease the importation of illegal guns at the airports and seaports in both countries.
Obama told Simpson Miller that he would like to return to Jamaica, but this time with his wife and two girls.
Obama, who made a late-night visit to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston on Wednesday, described the occasion as “a better part’ of his visit.
The President disclosed that he has been a fan of Marley’s music since he was in high school.