JIS News

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller this afternoon received a call from US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton congratulating her on her election victory, and on once again assuming leadership of the country as its Prime Minister. 

Mrs. Clinton spoke of the warm relations between Jamaica and the United States of America, and offered to get a team together to visit Jamaica to explore how they can be of further assistance particularly in the areas of security, education and poverty reduction.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller thanked Mrs. Clinton for the offer, saying that the areas suggested would be of great assistance to the country.

In complimenting Mrs. Clinton, Prime Minister Simpson Miller said that the women of the world drew inspiration from her strength and achievements.

The call from Secretary Clinton follows a similar one received from US President Barack Obama during her first week in office.