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Prime Minister Bruce Golding, met with representatives of a high level Belgian Trade and Economic Mission at Jamaica House on Friday (March 6), during which new trade and investment opportunities between both countries were explored. The Prime Minister was also updated on projects already being undertaken under the Jamaican-Belgian economic relations programme since 1995.
The team was in Jamaica meeting with both private and public sector agencies, on possible areas of support which the Belgians can provide despite the current global economic challenges.
Prime Minister Golding expressed the Government’s appreciation for the assistance provided by the Belgians and noted that he was encouraged that they were looking at a wide range of areas of investments.
Belgian Ambassador, Frederic Meurice expressed trust and confidence in the continued close relations between Jamaica and Belgium. The visiting team consisted of representatives from the Belgian Private Sector Organisation , the Commercial Bank of Belgium and the transportation sector.
Projects which have benefitted from support through the Belgian Government include the construction of the Half-Way Tree transportation centre, the provision of Belgian buses, the construction of bus depots in Spanish Town and Lyndhurst Road and the dredging of the Kingston Harbour.
Attending this morning’s meeting were Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Ken Baugh, representatives of the Transport Ministry and the Office of the Prime Minister.

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