Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday left Jamaica for a three-day visit to the state of Israel.
Holness will return to Jamaica on January 15.
The working visit arises from an invitation to Jamaica issued several months ago, and forms part of Holness' ongoing commitment to seek opportunities for deepened bilateral relations with various countries.
Holness will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two leaders are expected to discuss areas of potential cooperation on growth and economic development between both countries, such as security, agriculture, water resource management and diaspora bonds.
Meetings will also be held with key Israeli officials and members of the private sector.
Holness will be accompanied by representatives from the National Water Commission, the Water Resources Authority, the National Security Council, as well as the Economic Growth Council and Ambassador Nigel Clarke.
During the prime minister's absence, Dr Horace Chang, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, will be in charge of the Government.