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Jamaica, Japan Move to Improve Bilateral Cooperation


(Jamaica Observer) Jamaica could see an improvement in technical and economic areas with the Japanese Government as the countries held bilateral discussions in Kingston, yesterday.

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, who is on an official visit to Jamaica, and Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Senator Kamina Johnson Smith yesterday afternoon held meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in downtown Kingston, following a press briefing earlier in the day.

Minister Motegi said Japan will continue to support Jamaica’s national development in areas such as energy efficiency, maritime security, tourism promotion and sports cooperation.

“We will work together to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic and consider a cooperation in the areas of environmental protection and disaster risk reduction towards overcoming vulnerabilities in particular to small island states and for achieving sustainable development,” he told the briefing.

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