Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently hosted US Secretary of State Tillerson and his delegation on a brief but historic Working Visit to Jamaica.

Tillerson and the prime minister engaged in critical discussions on issues of mutual interest to Jamaica and the United States, as well as the region, with a focus on promoting a peaceful, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere.

The matters addressed included: strengthening security cooperation in order to more effectively combat transnational organised crime; boosting the U.S.-Jamaica economic partnership; exploring opportunities to broaden U.S.-CARICOM engagement; energy security, the economic vulnerability of Middle Income Countries, including climatic events; de-risking and correspondent banking issues; and the situation in Venezuela.

Following  a a joint press conference, Prime Minister Holness thanked Tillerson for his visit via a press statement saying:

“Secretary Tillerson, I thank you for visiting Jamaica today as we work towards a shared vision of a peaceful, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. 

I thank you for the frank and candid dialogue and the spirit of cooperation which have made our talks constructive and fruitful. I look forward to continuing the vibrant partnership enjoyed between Jamaica and the United States of America in the years ahead.”

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and US Secretary of State – Rex Tillerson

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