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President Ram Nath Kovind meets with Jamaican PM Andrew Holness; Discusses enhancing bilateral cooperation

Updated: May 17, 2022 3:15 pm

On the second day of his visit to Jamaica President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Indian diaspora in Jamaica. Speaking on the occasion President stressed upon the role that the diaspora plays in strengthening the cultural bond of the two nations.

Also present on the occasion was the law minister of Jamaica Marlene Malahoo Forte. She expressed her happiness on the visit of the Indian President.

Also present on the occasion was Dr.Nagamalleshwara Chandulu. President Kovind recognised Dr Chandulus’ efforts for Indian community. While speaking to AIR News Dr Chandulu appreciated the efforts of the Government of India and Jamaica.

President Ram Nath Kovind is on a visit to the caribbean nations of Jamaica and Saint Vincent & Grenadines. This is the first ever head of the state-level visit to Jamaica.

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Jamaica yesterday on a state visit to the Caribbean nations. On the second day of his visit president Kovind visited the National Heroes Park in Kingston, Jamaica. After laying wreath at the shrine of Marcus Garvey, president Kovind proceeded to Government house where he met Governer General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen.

After the meeting with Governor-General, the President travelled to Jamaica House where he was received by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. The two leaders discussed enhancing cooperation between India and Jamaica in trade and investment, services, sports as well as cooperation in regional and multilateral fora.

Following the meeting, the President and Prime Minister Holness witnessed the signing and exchange of an MoU between Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSFSI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica on cooperation in the field of diplomatic training.

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