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Diplomats to group here February 5 to 10

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 1:00 AM

Heads of diplomatic missions abroad will be arriving in the island shortly to participate in the annual Diplomatic Week activities.

Diplomatic Week will be held this year from Sunday, February 5, to Friday, February 10, under the theme 'Growth through Partnerships'.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said at a recent press conference that the event would bring together resident and non-resident high commissioners and ambassadors accredited to Jamaica, "for exposure to Jamaica's political, economic and social developments as well as our culture".

She said that the week would provide the diplomatic corps with the opportunity to engage with Government and the private sector.

According to the minister, diplomats will be able to establish new relationships where administrations have changed, strengthen existing relationships, and identify new and emerging opportunities.

Diplomatic Week will begin with a church service at the UWI Chapel, Kingston, on Sunday, February 5, at 12:00 noon. It will be opened to the public for the first time.

- JIS