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PM heads delegation to African Union 50th anniversary celebrations

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2013 | 2:05 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is to lead a delegation of top-level officials to participate in celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the African Union in Ethiopia.

The delegation leaves this afternoon.

A formal ceremony is to be held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba on Saturday.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Sandrea Falconer announced this morning that Simpson Miller is to address the function.

She said the Prime Minister’s participation forms part of Jamaica’s foreign policy objective of deepening relations with African states.

Falconer said the trip will cost approximately $8.6 million.

Until the delegation returns next Tuesday, Dr Omar Davies will be in charge of the Government.

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