Jamaica PM looks forward to cooperating with China in multiple areas
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his country is looking forward to cooperating with China in multiple fields.
Holness made the remarks while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Tuesday. He said that the CIIE embodies an "inclusive" vision and Jamaica is looking forward to cooperating with China for technology, innovation and other fields.
"Jamaica has shared a long and fruitful relationship with China," he said. In 1972, Jamaica became the first Caribbean country to establish diplomatic ties with China; it's also one of the active supporters of the one-China policy.
"The Jamaica-China relationship is at its strongest point in the history of our 47 years of diplomatic relations," he stressed.
"China is a leader in the area of innovation and technology," Holness said. "We are looking forward to cooperating with China in areas such as renewable energy, water security, agriculture, health care and education to achieve sustainability and resilience in our economy," he added.
Jamaica will be hosting the United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Conference on innovation and resilience in May 2020. Holness said that he is looking forward to China participating in the event.
"The 2nd China International Import Expo will open new doors to increase partnerships, international trade and investment," he said.