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Holness in New York, to address UN general assembly

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Hollness (left) and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith (to his right) are pictured in this photo posted on the Holness' Twitter account with the caption 'At the UN General Assembly acknowledging the anniversary of the signing of the 2030 Development Goals'.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is now in New York where he will address the 71st Session of the United States General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday.

Holness and his delegation departed the island yesterday and will return on Saturday.

The Prime Minister's first engagement will be today's speech by US President Barack Obama – the eighth and final such address to the United Nations General Assembly by the commander in chief.

IN PHOTO: United States President Barack Obama addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, on Tuesday. – AP

The Office of the Prime Minister says Holness will also participate in several other high level activities including the Clinton Global Initiative, delivering a keynote address at Columbia University and engaging with the Jamaican Diaspora at a town hall meeting.

In addition, it says Holness will hold bilateral meetings with numerous leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the corporation and explore new opportunities for further development of Jamaica.

Dr Horace Chang will be in charge of the government, while Holness is in the US.

IN PHORO: United States President Barack Obama speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly today. – AP