Jamaica looking to strengthen ties with China, Holness tells Xi

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has held bilateral talks with People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping in Shanghai.

Both leaders spoke on a number of areas of cooperation between the two countries, a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister said.

Holness, who is on an official visit, expressed his gratitude for China’s long-standing strong commitment and support for Jamaica’s economic growth and development.

He told President Xi that the aim of his trip is to strengthen the strategic relations between both countries.

In that regard, Holness noted that China has been impactful in cooperation initiatives with Jamaica particularly in the areas of infrastructure development, trade and investment.

He also said further investments are being sought as Jamaica is positioning itself for Special Economic Zones and port development, under the Global Logistics Hub Initiative which is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative.

According to Holness, there are opportunities for even greater growth in these areas between the two countries and there is scope for further cooperation in other areas such as sport, education, culture, and tourism.

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