Jamaica: Senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has welcomed Chen Daojiang as Ambassador-Designate of china to Jamaica.
Kamina Johnson has been candidature for the position of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 2022 from Jamaica.
She has shared the following information via her Facebook handle, where she mentioned that, “Yesterday I was pleased to welcome Mr Chen Daojiang as Ambassador-Designate of China to and to receive his copy credentials. We discussed matters of mutual interest, including our partnership, cooperation programmes and celebration of 50 yrs of diplomatic relations this year.”
She further held discussions with Daojiang about the common concerns and a lot of different things which both nations have ensured to focus upon.
Yesterday I was pleased to welcome Mr Chen Daojiang as Ambassador-Designate of China to 🇯🇲 and to receive his copy credentials. We discussed matters of mutual interest including our partnership, cooperation programmes and celebration of 50 yrs of diplomatic relations this year. pic.twitter.com/PztgPKMHXH
— Hon. Kamina J Smith (@kaminajsmith) June 8, 2022
Relations between Jamaica and China-
The diplomatic ties between China and Jamaica were established on 21 November 1972. The government of China has established an embassy in Kingston in 1973. There was no formal representation from Jamaica to China until 1992, when the Jamaican ambassador to Tokyo, Japan, was accredited as a non-resident ambassador to Beijing.
Later on, Jamaica has established a formal embassy in Beijing, and the current ambassador is Courtenay Rattray. Back in 2007, China has announced that it would provide technical training for more than 2,000 Jamaicans in 2008.