PM Holness leaves for Kenya

PM Holness leaves for Kenya

Friday, December 06, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island this afternoon for the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Holness' five-day working visit is in line with preparations to finalise the Post-Cotonou negotiations as well as the revision to its Constitutive Act, the Georgetown Agreement.

The OPM said at the 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers, which will precede the Summit, ministers will appoint the next Secretary General for the term 2020 to 2025. The tenure of the current Senior Management Team expires on February 28, 2020.

In the meantime, Holness will meet with government officials in Kenya and the Jamaican Diaspora in Nairobi.

In August, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta visited Jamaica as the official guest of the Government for the Independence celebrations.

Holness will arrive in Nairobi on Saturday, the OPM said.

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang will be in charge of the government while the Prime Minister is away.

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