Jamaica Appoints Representative to African Union


The Office of the Prime Minister announces the appointment of Mr. Carlton Masters as Jamaica’s first Representative to the African Union (AU).

Mr. Masters has also been appointed as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and assumes the rank of Ambassador.

As Representative and Special Envoy, Ambassador Masters will seek to strengthen Jamaica’s relations and partnerships with a range of African countries and organisations and deepen our dialogue on issues of strategic importance.

He will also be engaged in promoting dialogue and exploring greater opportunities for trade, investment and cooperation with partners in Africa.

With over thirty-five years of experience in international trade and investment, Ambassador Masters will advance trade, cooperation and investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors in the interest of Jamaica’s growth and development.

He brings considerable passion and a wide range of skills to this assignment. Ambassador Masters’ appointment took effect on February 4, 2013.

He presented his credentials to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on March 21, 2013.

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