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Holness tells new British PM he is looking forward to strengthening ties with UK

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 7:58 PM
Holness to May: "I have no doubt that the solid expertise which you bring to this high-level portfolio will prove invaluable".

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has written a congratulatory letter to the new British Prime Minister Theresa May telling her he is looking forward to strengthening ties between Jamaica and the United Kingdom.

May was appointed at Buckingham Palace today following the resignation of David Cameron, three weeks after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

READ: Theresa May is Britain's new prime minister


IN PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II (right) welcomes Prime Minister Theresa May

"Jamaica and the United Kingdom have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship built on strong historical links and close bonds of friendship and cooperation," Holness wrote.

He said May's appointment as the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister is a testament to the high level of competence and commitment she has displayed throughout her years of service to the United Kingston.

"I have no doubt that the solid expertise which you bring to this high-level portfolio will prove invaluable, as you promote unity towards a new vision and perspective for your country," Holness said.

Holness, however, noted the enormous responsibility of the role of Prime Minister.