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  • Prime Minister Simpson Miller will use this opportunity to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, one of our long standing diplomatic partners.
  • During her visit, the Prime Minister will attend and address the Inter American Development Bank’s Japan-LAC (Latin American and the Caribbean) Conference -Shaping the Future between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • The Prime Minister will also meet with Marubeni, Nippon Light Metals, and UCC, all major investors in Jamaica with interests in electricity, Minerals and Blue Mountain Coffee.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, left the island yesterday (November 2) for a three day working visit to Japan.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by the Hon. Philip Paulwell, Minister of Science, Technology, Mining and Energy; Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister; Ambassador Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; her support staff and security team.

During her visit, the Prime Minister will meet with His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino, as well as the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller will use this opportunity to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, one of our long standing diplomatic partners.

During her visit, the Prime Minister will attend and address the Inter American Development Bank’s Japan-LAC (Latin American and the Caribbean) Conference -Shaping the Future between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Prime Minister will also meet with Marubeni and UCC, all major investors in Jamaica with interests in electricity, Minerals and Blue Mountain Coffee.

The Prime Minister will return to Jamaica on the 9th November, and in her absence, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance and Planning, will be in charge of the Government.