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Jamaica, Dominican Republic to enter into air services agreement

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 10:10 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and President of the Dominican Republic at King's House on Monday. – Rudolph Brown Photo

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a new air services agreement is to be negotiated between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to complement a soon-to-be-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on multi-destination tourism.

Holness made the declaration during his press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon after meeting with President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sanchez to discuss bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.

Holness said the two governments had also agreed to establish a joint-bilateral commission to enable broader co-operation in sports, culture, education and other areas of mutual interests.

The prime minister said they also discussed the need for the Caribbean to have a single voice in forums such as the 'one planet summit' on climate change to be held in Paris on December 12.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith and her Dominican Republic counterpart Miguel Vargas signed an MOU aimed at facilitating bilateral consultations between both governments in areas of mutual interest.