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Johnson Smith to participate in G20 Foreign Ministers meeting

Monday, May 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina yesterday to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

Commenting on the scheduled meeting, Johnson Smith in a release from her ministry said: “The G20 is a grouping which controls more than 80 per cent of the global economy and a forum which addresses the international community's most pressing challenges.

“Participating in these meetings therefore provides a new platform within which we can use Jamaica's voice in the region's engagement with our global counterparts.” She added that Jamaica deeply appreciates the inclusive approach of the government of Argentina which issued this invitation and has provided this opportunity under their presidency.

Johnson Smith explained that matters on the agenda include multilateralism and global governance as well as fair and sustainable development.

She added that matters of great priority to the region such as climate change, resilience and the graduation of middle income countries would fall within these areas. Johnson Smith travelled to Buenos Aires from Madrid, where she was participating in an official visit to the Kingdom of Spain.

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