Kingston, Jamaica: Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, is currently in Brussels, Belgium, to attend the III EU-CELAC Summit. As per the official update by the government of Jamaica, during the sidelines of the meeting, the PM of Jamaica met with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
As per the social media update, the PM had productive discussions with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on the margins of the Third EU – CELAC Summit.
Today I had productive discussions with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on the margins of the Third EU – Celac Summit. pic.twitter.com/ATo84UshbF
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) July 17, 2023
“We discussed climate change, the situation in Haiti and ways to strengthen the strong partnership between Jamaica and the EU through the movement of goods and services,” said Prime Minister following the fruitful and productive meeting.
According to the update, the improvements in Jamaica’s economic standing, particularly with respect to lowering unemployment and the gains achieved in our debt repayment, were shared with the EU as their continued partnership was invited in Jamaica’s economic trajectory through the facilitation of visas for Jamaicans.
In addition to this, in an uncertain world, it is important for like-minded countries and blocs to work together to build a fair and robust multilateral system.
Within this context, small countries like Jamaica must play their role in ensuring the multilateral system works to secure global public goods. Jamaica must also be present to strategically navigate its interests through a multi-layered global system, according to the update shared by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
He furthermore informed the general public, “We discussed climate financing for development, the situation in Haiti, and ways to strengthen the strong partnership between Jamaica and the EU through the increased trade in goods and services. With respect to services, we discussed easier movement across borders through reciprocal visa arrangements for our entertainment, cultural, sports and other professionals.”