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Diplomatic Day! - Johnson Smith to outline Jamaica’s priority foreign policy issues to diplomats today

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Johnson Smith

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith will today host several resident and non-resident diplomats assigned to Jamaica as the country marks Diplomatic Day.

Johnson Smith is expected to brief the diplomats on important national developments as well as priority foreign affairs and foreign trade issues being pursued by the Government.

"Jamaica deeply appreciates the invaluable contributions diplomats make to the cordial relations between states, and particularly between Jamaica and our bilateral partners," said Johnson Smith.

"This year, we will focus on the briefing aspect of our engagement, a matter which has always been highlighted by diplomats as important to them and their capitals. We also look forward to meeting and updating each other on various bilateral cooperation projects and agreements," added Johnson Smith.

Having been briefed by Johnson Smith the diplomats will be guests Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen during the annual Diplomatic Dinner at Kings House this evening.

According to Johnson Smith, this year, 20 non-resident Heads of Mission made the trip to Jamaica in observation of Diplomatic Day, and next year Diplomatic Week returns, marking its rebirth as a biennial event.