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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness Heads To China

Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island for an eight-day, official working visit to the People’s Republic of China.

According to the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Holness will visit Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai. and Beijing

The Prime Minister will have bilateral discussions with the President of China, Xi Jinping, municipal leaders, other public and private sector officials, investors, and the members of the Jamaican community in China.

He will address the opening session of the China International Import Exposition (CIIE) and tour one of the world’s largest expos along with President Xi and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Mr. Audley Shaw.

Prime Minister Holness will also view China’s shipping and logistics operations during a tour of the Yangshan Port.

Additionally, he is scheduled to visit several historical monuments and areas including the memorial of the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, where he will lay a floral tribute, and the Great Wall.

He will also meet with Premier Li Keqiang and engage in a series of bilateral meetings.

Prime Minister Holness is accompanied by Juliet Holness and is supported by the Hon. Audley Shaw Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries; Senator Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards and senior technocrats from MICAF and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Prime Minister Holness will return to the island on November 10.

Minister of National Security Hon. Dr. Horace Chang will be in charge of the Government during the period.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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