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Marks takes Jamaica to Dubai

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13.

The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by Marks, who was invited by the government of the United Arab Emirates.

The summit is a global platform dedicated to the enhancement of governments around the world and will bring together more than 3,000 participants, including world leaders, policymakers, representatives of international organisations, and experts from more than 130 countries.

This year's staging, being held under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', will explore the role of administrations over the forthcoming decades against the background of notable advances that have occurred, and continue to take place, globally, and which are anticipated in the years ahead.

Marks will have the opportunity to interact with a number of world leaders who are involved in work aimed at advancing their nations' development.

Previous speakers at the summit include former United States President Barak Obama; United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres; World Band President Jim Yong Kim; and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.