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Jamaica and Mexico to deepen relations

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 4:00 AM

Relations between Jamaica and Mexico are expected to be further strengthened at the eighth meeting of the Mexico-Jamaica Bi-national Commission, in Mexico City in May 2016.

Mexico's ambassador to Jamaica, Martha Cecilia Jabber, said that a comprehensive cooperation programme for 2016-2017 would be signed at the meeting.

"There are different projects that will be considered in the two-year programme," she said.

She informed that sport was one of the areas under consideration.

"We would be very happy to have any kind of agreement in the field of sport. For Mexico, it would be a very positive development to have an agreement with Jamaica to share best experiences. We all know that sport in Jamaica is at an excellent level, and we would like to have an exchange in that area," she noted.

Ambassador Jabber further disclosed that the programme would include partnerships between the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus focusing on research and development, the social sciences, biotechnology and gender studies.

Additionally, she informed that plans were underway to start a Spanish language training programme in Jamaica.

"We are working at different levels to see how we can bring to Jamaica a regular and standard programme for Spanish training. We will be working with UNAM because they have a lot of experience; they have officers in different countries where they have Spanish learning programmes," Ambassador Jabber pointed out.