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US Secretary of State to visit Jamaica in February

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM
United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to travel to Kingston, Jamaica, on February 7.

The US senior diplomat will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith to discuss bilateral and regional security, energy efforts, and Jamaica's successful economic reform efforts.

Before he lands in Kingston, Tillerson will travel to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; and Bogot· in Colombia.

A press release from the United States Embassy in Kingston said that Tillerson would engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere.

Tillerson is expected to advocate for increased regional attention to the current crisis in Venezuela.