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  • Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, says she will be building stronger alliances between Jamaica and the diaspora, pursuing opportunities for trade and investment, and strengthening the bilateral relationship with the US.
  • The Ambassador said during the coming weeks she will expand on the plan of action to be undertaken during her tenure and that she will be looking forward to getting an input from the diaspora.

Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, says she will be building stronger alliances between Jamaica and the diaspora, pursuing opportunities for trade and investment, and strengthening the bilateral relationship with the US.

She was making her first address to the diaspora since her appointment, at a reception to honour Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, at the Embassy on September 16.

“As I again take on the role of Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, my particular diaspora focus is in keeping with the charge I have been given by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to further strengthen the alliance between Jamaica and the diaspora and identify new investment opportunities, including from among the diaspora,” she noted.

The Ambassador said during the coming weeks she will expand on the plan of action to be undertaken during her tenure and that she will be looking forward to getting an input from the diaspora.

She pointed out that during her previous appointment, she had the opportunity to work closely with several members of the diaspora on several projects and philanthropic initiatives.

The Ambassador said she is very pleased that they have continued to selflessly give of themselves in service to the country.

Members of the diaspora from Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware were in attendance.