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  • Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, has pledged to work towards advancing Jamaica’s international relations, in a climate of friendship and peace.
  • Senator Nicholson was speaking at a special service, held at the Church of the Open Bible in Kingston on February 2, to mark the start of Diplomatic Week.
  • Senator Nicholson said Diplomatic Week would highlight Jamaica’s external relations and celebrate its international partnerships.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, has pledged to work towards advancing Jamaica’s international relations, in a climate of friendship and peace.

Senator Nicholson was speaking at a special service, held at the Church of the Open Bible in Kingston on  February 2, to mark the start of Diplomatic Week, which is  being observed from February 2 to 7, under the theme: ‘Partnership for Growth’.

“You can be assured that under my watch as Foreign Affairs Minister, we will continue to do our utmost under God to advance our international relations…. and, as we stand up for justice and brotherhood and play our part to advance the whole human race, I invite your partnership in this endeavour,” he told the diplomats at the ceremony.

The Minister commended them for strengthening the ties of friendship, cooperation, trade and investment between Jamaica and their respective countries. “I thank you for the roles that you have been playing to partner with Jamaica on the road to sustainable development,” he added.

Senator Nicholson said Diplomatic Week would highlight Jamaica’s external relations and celebrate its international partnerships.

“It brings together in Kingston, the High Commissioners and Ambassadors of over 60 countries from around the world to exchange ideas on Jamaica’s political, economic, social, and cultural development,” he said.

The Minister noted that the Week also serves to demonstrate that Jamaica’s voice and views are valued by the nations of the world, and “gives us a chance to showcase ourselves as a responsible member of the global family.”

“We understand that partnerships with other states and regional and international organisations are vital to the promotion of Jamaica’s security and well being and for the advancement of our goal to achieve developed country status by 2030,” the Minister emphasized.