Jamaica: Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness shared a glimpse of the meeting of Senate President Tom Tavares Finson with the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. While sharing a glimpse of the meeting, he thanked the president for representing him at the inauguration of President Lula.
The post by the Prime Minister mentioned that President of the Senate, Tom Tavares Finson and his wife, Rose met with President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his wife, Rosângela da Silva.
He further expressed, “Senator Tavares Finson represented me at President Lula’s inauguration. Jamaica and Brazil have a strong connection, and we continue to build on this.”
Both leaders discussed ways to strengthen diplomatic relations between both countries. Diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Brazil have been growing steadily since the countries established formal ties in 1965. The two countries share a commitment to regional cooperation and the advancement of the Caribbean and Latin American regions.
Jamaica and Brazil have a long history of cooperation, particularly in the areas of economic and cultural exchange. Jamaica shares strong economic ties with Brazil, with Brazilian companies investing in Jamaica’s energy sector and infrastructure projects. The two countries also have a growing number of bilateral trade agreements, including an agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation.
The countries are also working together on a range of regional initiatives. Jamaica and Brazil are both members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Basin Initiative, and the Organization of American States. The two countries have also been active participants in the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Haiti.
On the cultural front, Jamaica and Brazil have a growing number of exchange programs. Both countries have a long history of cultural exchange, with Jamaican musicians and artists performing in Brazil and Brazilian musicians and artists performing in Jamaica. The countries also host several cultural festivals each year, such as the Jamaica-Brazil Cultural Festival in Kingston, Jamaica.
Jamaica and Brazil have also increased their diplomatic engagement in recent years, with frequent high-level visits and meetings between the two countries. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness visited Brazil in January 2019, while Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited Jamaica in February 2020.
Overall, Jamaica and Brazil have established strong ties that are based on a shared commitment to regional cooperation and mutual economic and cultural exchange. As the two countries continue to strengthen their diplomatic relations, they are likely to become even closer partners in the future.