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PM says China visit rewarding

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter



BEIJING, China:

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described as fruitful and rewarding, a series of meetings held between the Jamaican delegation and Chinese investors.




Speaking with China's president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People,in Beijing, the Jamaican prime minister said she was encouraged by the meetings held.



The Prime Minister, who is leading a delegation comprising ministers of government, technocrats, diplomats and private sector interests, is on a five-day visit to the East Asian country.



The delegation has met with China Communications and Construction Company, China Gezhouba International Engineering Company, Complant and Premier Li Keqiang.



On Wednesday, Jamaica inked four agreements with China, including an economic cooperation pact, which will see the country receiving a 100 million Yaun grant from China.



An agreement was also signed for the release of funds under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme.



In welcoming Simpson Miller and the delegation, Xi noted that both countries have benefited from cooperation over the years and said there is room for further growth.



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