Jamaica: Senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has recently shared an update following the meeting with Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade of Canada, Mary Ng, at WTO (World Trade Organization).
Kamina Johnson has been candidature for the position of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 2022 from Jamaica.
She took it to her Facebook handle to share the information about the meeting, in which she stated that, “I had an energetic & fruitful meeting with Hon Mary Ng at #WTO. We discussed the strong #diaspora bond between Jamaica & Canada, the importance of stronger trade and investment to increase opportunities for CARICOM, as well as the importance of WTO issues before us at #MC12.”
I had an energetic & fruitful meeting with Hon @mary_ng 🇨🇦 at #WTO. We discussed the strong #diaspora bond between Jamaica & Canada, the importance of stronger trade and investment to increase opportunities for CARICOM, as well as the importance of WTO issues before us at #MC12. pic.twitter.com/HC2ziq5JMc
— Hon. Kamina J Smith (@kaminajsmith) June 12, 2022
Profoundly called as WTO, the World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that controls, regulates and facilitates the international trade. Governments use the organization to establish, along with revising and executing the rules that govern international trade.
What is MC12?
The World Trade Organization (WTO’s) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place on June 12-15, 2022, at WTO headquarters in Geneva. Ministers from around the world will have the opportunity to review the overall functioning of the multilateral trading system, to make general statements and to take action on the future work of the WTO.
Canada and Jamaica have shared solid bilateral relations since Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.
Beyond a deep friendship, Canada and Jamaica benefit from a rich and diverse bilateral relationship, founded on our shared democratic heritage, common values, and strong people-to-people ties, including a large and vibrant Canadian-Jamaican diaspora community of over 300,000 people.
The strength of Canada and Jamaica’s ties is also manifested in the education and tourism sectors.