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PHOTO: US vice-president elect Mike Pence hopes to visit Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 1:35 PM
US vice-president elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen (left) with Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks at the Chairman’s Global Dinner and Diplomatic Ball in Washington DC on Tuesday - Derrick Scott Photo

The incoming vice-president of the United States Mike Pence has expressed his desire to visit Jamaica.

Pence was speaking with Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks this week at the Chairman’s Global Dinner and Diplomatic Ball in honour of Pence and President Elect Donald Trump.

The function was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington DC.

Close to 1500 members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries were in attendance.

The vice president-elect expressed love for the island and the people of Jamaica.

Marks will represent the government and people of Jamaica at the inauguration ceremony of the president and vice-president on Friday morning at the US State Capitol. 

She will also represent Jamaica at other planned inauguration function to be held over the weekend.|