I look forward to working with President Biden, VP’ Kamala Harris: Jamaican PM

PM Holness
PM Holness

Jamaica: Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, On behalf of the Government of Jamaica, congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the first female, first black Vice President.

In a message on the social media, PM Holness wrote, “I look forward to working with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the new Administration as we continue the vibrant partnership enjoyed between Jamaica and the United States of America.”

The United States built diplomatic relations with Jamaica in 1962 following Jamaica’s independence from the United Kingdom. 

Jamaica was also one of the initial countries to sign on to the Growth in the Americas Initiative, which intends to accelerate private sector-led economic growth in energy and infrastructure projects.

The United States is Jamaica’s most significant trading partner. Under the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act and other trade measures, more than 80 percent of Jamaican exports enter the U.S. market duty-free. 

The United States has provided vital support through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for, among other things, expanding and diversifying energy sources available on the island. The two countries have investment and double taxation treaties. 

With the PM, Jamaica residents also have many hopes from the Newly elected president and Vice President of the United States of America. 

Talking to Associates Times, Dawkins, a resident of Kingston, said, “Blessings to you, Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I love and respect you for the great work you are doing. Thank God for our New President and Vice President. Thanks for your Congrats, Love you, Sir.”

Anderson added, “Finally, some resumption of sanity, truth, and love is back in the white house and America! Congratulations

on saving America’s democracy, which could have become another Venezuela, Russia, or North Korea! God be praised .”

Jamaica and the United States refer to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), also World Trade Organization (WTO).

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