AKIMOTO Masatoshi, Japan's parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, will be visiting Jamaica today, October 5, as part of his country's celebration of Jamaica's 60th anniversary of Independence.
During his visit Akimoto will meet with Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and will exchange views on cooperation in the international arena and the strengthening of bilateral relations.
The Japanese vice-minister will attend the handover ceremony for a Rigid Hull inflatable boat, which is provided by the Government of Japan's Grant Aid to Jamaica. The presentation will be made to the marine police at their headquarters in Newport East, Kingston.
The year 2024 will mark 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Jamaica.