Jamaica, Chile Sign Trade, Sports Development Agreements

Prime Minister Andrew Holness in conversation with President of Chile Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile
Jamaica, Chile Sign Trade, Sports Development Agreements

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of Chile Michelle Bachelet on Thursday explored matters of importance to both countries, as well as regional and hemispheric issues.

A Jamaica House release said two agreements were signed to boost investment and regional trade, and enhance sport development to encourage physical activity among young people.

Foreign Minister Johnson Smith, who signed the agreements along with her Chilean counterpart, said, “I had the pleasure of signing, together with Foreign Minister Muñoz, an MOU for technical cooperation between ProChile and JAMPRO as well as an agreement for technical cooperation for areas of sport and culture. Chile of course has expertise in gymnastics and tennis; Jamaica has expertise in athletics.”

She added: “We will be working together to look at how we can promote activity and physical well-being among our young people as well as of course formal training in sports and culture.”

The delegation also had discussions with the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism about potential opportunities between the private sector in Jamaica and Chile, and discussed mutual areas of interest such as mining, logistics, agriculture and agro-business,” Jamaica House said.

Prime Minister Holness and his delegation were scheduled to return to the island yesterday.

Other members of the Jamaican team were Alison Stone Roofe, ambassador to Brazil, who is also accredited to Chile, and Plenipotentiary Ambassador for Economic Affairs Nigel Clarke.

Minister of Sport Pablo Squella and Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz represented the Government of Chile during the signing of the agreements.

Source/Jamaica Observer

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