JIS News

Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Xi Jinping, will pay an official visit to the island from 11th to the 14th February, 2009.
The Vice-President will meet with the Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, Prime Minister Hon. Bruce Golding, The Leader of the Opposition, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, the President of the Senate, Senator Dr. the Honourable Oswald Harding, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Delroy Chuck.
Prime Minister Golding will hold discussions with Vice-President Xi on bilateral and multilateral issues as well as on international political developments.
Agreements are expected to be concluded in the areas of agriculture, finance, education and infrastructural development.
The Vice-President and members of his delegation will hold private meetings with Chinese company representatives, members of the Chinese community and staff of the Chinese Embassy.
The Vice-President will visit the University of the West Indies, Mona, where an unveiling ceremony for a Confucius Institute will take place.
He will also visit Montego Bay where he will be presented with the Keys to the City by the Mayor, His Worship Councillor Charles Sinclair. While in Montego Bay, he will break ground for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, a project partially funded through a Chinese loan.

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