Industry, Investment and Commerce, minister Dr Christopher Tufton is leading a high-level delegation of government officials to the third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum in Trinidad.
Tufton will be accompanied by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry, and state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson.
The forum will take place today and tomorrow. Its primary goal is attracting Chinese investments for several key public and private sector projects.
China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan will lead the Chinese delegation.
As head of the Jamaican delegation, Tufton will address the ministerial conference during the first session of the forum, which is to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain.
In addition to officials from these ministries, representatives from JAMPRO, the Development Bank of Jamaica, the National Works Agency, Exim Bank and the Bank of Jamaica will also participate in the forum.
The third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, which is being convened under the theme 'Development Cooperation, Win for All', will serve as a platform for government officials, business leaders and representatives from regional organisations from the Caribbean and China to discuss and establish a solid framework for future collaboration in key areas of business.