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  • Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau on his Liberal Party’s victory this week. During a telephone call to Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau.
  • Prime Minister Simpson Miller extended congratulations on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica to Mr. Trudeau on his historic election as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and with a majority government.
  • Mrs. Simpson Miller expressed best wishes to the Prime Minister-Elect and the 184 Members of Parliament representing his party and noted the large number of women candidates elected to office during the election.

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau on his Liberal Party’s victory this week. During a telephone call to Prime Minister-Elect Trudeau on Wednesday, October 21, Prime Minister Simpson Miller extended congratulations on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica to Mr. Trudeau on his historic election as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and with a majority government.

“I extend heartiest congratulations on your emphatic victory. This accomplishment is a testament to your vision and astute leadership of the Liberal Party and your message has brought new hope to your people, and to the prospects for the advancement of Canada’s external relations, including its engagement with the Caribbean,” Prime Minister Simpson Miller said.

Mrs. Simpson Miller expressed best wishes to the Prime Minister-Elect and the 184 Members of Parliament representing his party and noted the large number of women candidates elected to office during the election.

The Jamaican Prime Minister noted that Jamaica and Canada share a long and dynamic friendship, and expressed the commitment to working with Mr. Trudeau to strengthen this relationship during his term of office. She said Jamaica looked forward to re-engaging Canada on areas of key interest such as trade, development and increased contact between the peoples of both nations.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller added that she looked forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau at the bilateral and multilateral levels as both countries continue the special partnership forged between Jamaica and Canada over the years.

She pointed out that against the background of Canada representing Jamaica on the multilateral financial institutions, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Planning will be in touch with his Canadian counterpart in due course to underscore how Canada’s support has resulted in a productive dialogue between Jamaica and the international financial institutions, a relationship that is producing positive results for Jamaica.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller extended best wishes to Prime Minister-Elect Trudeau’s wife and children as they support him in his new role, and expressed the hope that the two leaders will be able to meet in the near future to advance the interests of their two countries.