Jamaica Secured Increased Social, Economic and Technical Assistance – Bilateral Agreements

Jamaica Secured Increased Social, Economic and Technical Assistance – Bilateral Agreements

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade continued to facilitate bilateral relations with several countries, which resulted in Jamaica securing increased    social, economic and technical assistance.

Bilateral Agreements

  • The Governments of Jamaica and China signed a grant agreement for US$36.16 million (250 million RMB Yuan) to construct the Western Children’s Hospital in St. James and to assist with other growth and development projects.
  • US$4.5 million Child Protection Compact Partnership between Jamaica and the United States.
  • Cooperation established between Canada and Jamaica in the areas of climate resilience and risk, water and forestry management, development, urban planning, and agriculture.
  • Cooperation with Mexico intensified in the areas of energy security, coastal patrolling and the banking sector.
  • Continued engagement with Singapore towards establishing Special Economic Zones.
  • Formalization of the visa waiver to Russia on the basis of reciprocity, thereby providing visa-free entry for Jamaican nationals.
  • Visa waiver granted to Jamaicans to travel to Namibia for business and tourism purposes.
  • Business relations between Jamaica and Spain expanded to include agriculture, energy and logistics.
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