Jamaica Prime Minister on Official Working Visit to China


KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 3, CMC – Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to have bilateral discussions with the President of China Xi Jingping during an eight day official working visit to that country.

Holness who departed the island on Friday, is scheduled to arrive in Shanghai on Sunday .

While in China, Holness will be addressing the opening session of the China International Import Exposition and tour – one of the world’s largest expos along with President Xi and Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw.

The Jamaican Prime Minister, who will visit the key cities in China, including H Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Beijing, will also have talks with municipal leaders, other public and private sector officials, investors and the members of the Jamaican community in China.

Holness will return to the island on November 10.

During his absence, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang will be in charge of the Government.

On his Facebook page, the Prime Minister wrote:

“I left the island this afternoon for an official working visit to the People’s Republic of China which will take me to four major cities including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing.

“China and Jamaica share a strong and vibrant relationship through various economic, technical and social cooperation.

“Jamaican products will be on display at the China International Import Exposition (CIIE). I will be meeting with His Excellency Xi Jingping, other leaders and investors.

“Your Government continues to work on building and maintaining meaningful partnerships that will lead to the betterment of Jamaica.

“I am accompanied by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. Audley Shaw and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator ‪Kamina Johnson Smith.”