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Haiti's president arrives in Jamaica tomorrow for three-day state visit

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2013 | 4:06 PM

The President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, will arrive in Jamaica tomorrow for a three-day State visit.

Jamaica House says the Haitian President will be met at the Norman Manley International Airport by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

President Martelly will later hold talks with the Governor General, the

Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader Andrew Holness.

The Haitian Leader will also hold talks with members of the Simpson Miller Cabinet, heads of executive agencies and the private sector on a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.

Jamaica House says among the areas to be discussed are: security, trade and investment, tourism, sport and culture and CARICOM assistance to Haiti.

President Martelly will also visit the Jamaica Defence Force and tour the

College of Agriculture, Science and Education in Portland and

Jamaica Broilers in St Catherine.

He will also lay a wreath at the monument of Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar and meet with members of the Haitian community in Jamaica.

“As one of our closest neighbours, Haiti has always been a great friend of this country and I look forward to strengthening the bilateral ties that will enhance the growth and development of both Haiti and Jamaica,” Simpson Miller said.

President Martelly and his delegation will leave the island on Friday.


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