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State councillor of China arrives tomorrow for one-day visit to Jamaica

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced that State Councillor of the People’s Republic of China Yang Jiechi will arrive in the island tomorrow for a one-day visit.

Jiechi, reportedly one of China’s high-profile officials, is director of the Central Foreign Affairs Office and a prominent architect of China's foreign policy.

According to an OPM release this afternoon, Jiechi and a 12-member delegation will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and will discuss a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues including Chinese investment projects in Jamaica, One Belt, One Road Initiative and climate change.

The state councillor is also slated to pay a courtesy call on Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen.
He will also reportedly visit Bob Marley Museum before attending a meeting at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

OPM said his visit was "aimed at enhancing the longstanding relationship between Jamaica and China and discussing mutual areas of concern to strengthen the strategic partnership".

Jiechi and his delegation will leave the island tomorrow afternoon.

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