PM hails Jamaica, EU bilateral relations

Prime Minister Andrew Holness


KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 14 , 2016) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning emphasised Jamaica’s strong and longstanding relationship with the European Union (EU) in a meeting with EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska.

According to a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Holness and Ambassador Wasilewska spoke on many areas of support and partnership established over the years between Jamaica and the EU.

Holness noted that the government will continue to develop strong ties with the 27 countries of the EU. He also reportedly highlighted Jamaica’s focus on economic growth and job creation as a means of transforming the society.

Also, the OPM said Holness reiterated the country’s commitment to reducing crime and violence and outlined several government initiatives as part of Plan Secure Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Wasilewska pointed out EU’s strong contribution to justice and issues related to the development of Jamaica.

In addition, she expressed support to the administration’s interest in promoting transparency, women’s rights and its focus on social development.

The prime minister and Ambassador Wasilewska pledged to collaborate closer to fine-tune areas of mutual interest between Jamaica and the EU.

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