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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has expressed Jamaica’s commitment to stronger relationships with Tanzania.

In bilateral talks with Tanzania’s President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, in Ethiopia recently, Prime Minister Simpson Miller said the commitment was a reflection of the principle of South-South cooperation to which her Administration subscribes. Of particular interest to Tanzania is cooperation in the fields of mathematics, science education and sport development.

While recognising that Jamaica also needs to strengthen its human resource capacity for the teaching of mathematics and science, Prime Minister Simpson Miller, in expanding on her discussions with President Kikwete, noted that consideration is being given to exploring cooperation with Tanzania to expand the pool of these skills in both countries.

In addition to utilising available technology for information and skills sharing, exchange and visiting arrangements, which could include retired competent educators from the Jamaican public education system who are prepared to give further service in Jamaica and overseas, will be explored. In relation to track and field specialists, beneficial bilateral arrangements are being considered.

Further consultations will now take place involving the Office of the Prime Minister, which also has responsibility for Sport; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Education with a view to finalising the details of the scope and nature of the bilateral cooperation agreements to be proposed to the Government of Tanzania.

Contact: Communications Unit-OPM

Tel: 926-0244 Fax: 920-4684



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