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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has wrapped up his ten-day working visit to three major international Summits where he delivered key presentations.

During his official working visit, the Prime Minister signed a major agreement and made several important announcements.

In the US capital, Washington DC, the Prime Minister gave a keynote address at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in the Caribbean.

Also, in the US capital, Prime Minister Holness signed a Contingent Credit Facility for US$285 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This facility will provide immediate financing during the emergency recovery phase after a sudden event.

On the second leg of his working visit, Prime Minister Holness travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The Prime Minister made an intervention on Climate Change and Energy Transition.

The Prime Minister wrapped up his official working visits in Trinidad and Tobago where he presided over the 18th Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

During the Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community on the CSME, Prime Minister Holness announced that Jamaica will host the fourth Ministerial meeting of the Energy and climate partnership of the Americans (ECPA) in October 2019.

He also disclosed that the global community will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10.

Prime Minister Holness returns to the island later today.