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Ja establishes diplomatic relations with Andorra

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade A.J. Nicholson (centre) signs a communique with the the Principality of Andorra in order to establish diplomatic relations between both countries. At right is Minister of Foreign Affairs Gilbert Saboya Sunyé. The document was signed in the offices of Jamaica's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and witnessed by Jamaica's envoy to the UN, Courtenay Rattray.

Fern White-Hilsenrath, Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade A.J. Nicholson on Tuesday signed a communique with the the Principality of Andorra in order to establish diplomatic relations between both countries. The document was signed in the offices of Jamaica's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) and witnessed by Jamaica's envoy to the UN, Courtenay Rattray.

Budding friendship

Signing on for Andorra was their Minister of Foreign Affairs Gilbert Saboya Sunye, who expressed delight at his country's budding friendship with Jamaica. Both countries are looking to cooperate in the areas of tourism and trade. However, world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt was on Minister Sunye's mind as the minute he finished signing the document he wanted to know just how Jamaica managed to become world beaters on the track.

"I would like to find out just how you did it, because Andorra would like to win something, anything!"

Andorra is a small country in South Western Europe bordered by Spain and France. The country is a popular tourist destination and a tax haven, and boasts the highest human life expectancy in the world at 84 years.