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PM invited to key meetings following his presentation at G7 Summit

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been invited to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Special Oceans Summit in Oslo, Norway, following his presentation at the outreach session of the just-concluded G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada.

Holness, who returned to the island Sunday evening, was invited by Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway.

In announcing the invitations yesterday, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said that during his trip to Canada, Holness held several bilateral meetings. These included:

- Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway.

- Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya.

- Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

- Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank.

- Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina.

- Jose Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

According to OPM, Holness explored the deepening of cooperation on trade, agriculture and air services with Kenyatta.

The OPM said that Holness also sought to increase technical assistance for the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) with Norway. The Government of Norway has given partner assistance to the CMU since its inception. Holness and Solberg also explored collaboration on research on fisheries and ocean resources.

Holness also explored ways of strengthening cooperation in agriculture with Argentina and cementing advocacy regarding climate change and small island developing states.