Jamaica all set to welcome Indian President Ram Nath Kovind

Kamina Johnson Smith- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, took to Twitter and highlighted his official visit. 

Jamaica all set to welcome Indian President Ram Nath Kovind
Jamaica all set to welcome Indian President Ram Nath Kovind

Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica is all set to welcome the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, as he will pay a state visit from May 15 to May 21 2022. 

President Ram Nath Koving will also visit St Vicent and Grenadines during this official visit. 

Kamina Johnson Smith- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, took to Twitter and highlighted his official visit. 

She noted,” Jamaica looks forward to warmly welcoming to our shores the Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. This historic visit will commence exactly one week from today and forms part of our recognition of 60 years of diplomatic relations.”

This will be the first-ever visit by an Indian Head to Jamaica. During the visit, the governor-general of Jamaica, Patrik Allen, will conduct the delegation-level talks with his counterpart President Kovind. 

Moreover, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other dignitaries will also meet the President of India. Reportedly, he will also address the Joint Sitting of the two Houses of Jamaican Parliament. 

Jamaica and India have friendly relations as it is one of the Girmitya countries with a 70,000 string Indian diaspora, which acts as a living bridge with India. The visit comes at a significant milestone as 2022 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Jamaica. 

Meanwhile, President Kovind will also pay a state visit to SVG from May 18 to May 21, 2022. During his visit, he will meet governor-general, Susan Dougan and Prime Minister Ralph E Gonsalves. 

He will also address the House of Assembly of St Vincent and Grenadines. SVG is an important partner of India, and both the countries were non-permanent members of the UNSC in 2021 and shared good cooperation during this period. 

Jamaica and St Vincent and Grenadines are active members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).