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Simpson Miller heads to New York for 68th UN General Assembly

Published:Monday | September 23, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller has left the island for the 68th UN General Assembly.

Simpson Miller who departed the island today, will be in New York from September 23 to 29.

She has been accompanied by A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister.

While in New York, the Prime Minister will attend the formal sessions of the General Assembly and is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Nigeria, Ghana, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras and Tanzania and deliver Jamaica’s Policy Statement to the United Nations.

Simpson Miller will also meet with the President of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Commonwealth Secretary General.

She will address a UN Forum on Sustainable Transport and Road Safety at the Ford Foundation, on Thursday, September 26.

Family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are also slated to make presentations at this event.

In the Prime Minister's absence, Omar Davies, Minister Housing, Transport and Works will be in charge of the Government.


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