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PM back in island after three int'l summits

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness returned to the island yesterday after wrapping up a 10-day working visit to three major international summits, at which he made key presentations.

During his working visit, he signed a major agreement and made several important announcements, a release from the Ofice of the Prime Minister (OPM) said yeserday.

In the US capital, Washington DC, the prime minister gave a keynote address at the International Monetary Fund's Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in the Caribbean. Also, in the US capital, Prime Minister Holness signed a Contingent Credit Facility for US$285 million with the Inter-American Development Bank. This facility will provide immediate financing during the emergency recovery phase after a sudden event, the OPM release said.

On the second leg of his working visit, Holness travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G20 Leaders' Summit. The prime minister made an intervention on Climate Change and Energy Transition.

The release said Holness wrapped up his official working visits in Trinidad and Tobago, where he presided over the 18th Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community on the Caricom Single Market and Economy.

During the Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community on the CSME, Prime Minister Holness announced that Jamaica will host the fourth Ministerial meeting of the Energy and climate partnership of the Americas in October 2019.

He also disclosed that the global community will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, the release said.

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