Panama re­mains a strong ally of Ja­maica, says Charles Jr

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

PANAMA CON­TIN­UES to be an im­por­tant part­ner in Ja­maica’s ef­fort to fur­ther im­prove air-traf­fic con­trol and ad­vance the coun­try’s mar­itime and port devel­op­ment, State Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Pear­nel Charles Jr has said.

Ear­lier this year, the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Ja­maica and Panama soared to new heights with the his­toric stag­ing

‘It is well known that Ja­maica con­tin­ues to see much suc­cess in the tourism sec­tor, and I am there­fore pleased that we will be as­sist­ing Panama with the devel­op­ment of its com­mu­nity tourism.’

of the first meet­ing of the Ja­maica-Panama Joint Com­mis­sion for Co­op­er­a­tion, which was con­vened in Kingston.

“This ac­com­plish­ment is of par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance to Ja­maica as it was one of the first agree­ments signed by For­eign Min­is­ter Kam­ina John­son Smith dur­ing Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness’ visit to Panama shortly after this ad­min­is­tra­tion took of­fice two years ago,” re­counted Charles in an ad­dress to mark Panama’s 115th an­niver­sary of in­de­pen­dence.

He said that the meet­ing provided an op­por­tu­nity for both

Pear­nel Charles Jr, min­is­ter of state in the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs and For­eign Trade.

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