Jamaica's 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 when speaking during the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Holness said the CIIE embodies an "inclusive" vision and Jamaica is looking forward to cooperating with China in the 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 established diplomatic ties with China. It is 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," Holness stressed.
The prime minister also said "China is a leader in the area of innovation and technology" and that he is 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."
Jamaica will be hosting the United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Conference on innovation and resilience in May 2020. Holness said he is looking forward to China participating in the event.
"The second China International Import Expo will open new doors to increase partnerships, international trade and investment," Holness said.