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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar Avenue in Kingston City in honor of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution in Jamaica. He also inaugurated the India-Jamaica Friendship Garden in Kingston and planted a sandalwood plant at Hope Botanical Garden.
President Ram Nath Kovind met Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Andrew Holness) met. They discussed with the Caribbean island nation to increase bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, railway and transport services, health and sports. President Kovind (President Ram Nath Kovind) had reached Jamaica’s capital Kingston on Sunday night with his wife Savita Kovind. This is the first visit by an Indian President to the Caribbean country.
The President’s Office tweeted, ‘President Ram Nath Kovind met with Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness. They discussed to increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and investment, railway and transport services, health and sports. The two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for exchange of academic and training for Jamaican Foreign Service officers in India.
signing of agreement
The President’s Office tweeted, ‘India and Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between “Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service” (SSIFS) and the Ministry of External Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica. Under this, Jamaican Foreign Service officers will be provided academic facilities and training at SSIFS. The office said that Jamaican opposition leader Mark Golding will also meet President Kovind later in the day.
The President’s Office said that Kovind inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar Avenue in Kingston city in honor of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution. He also inaugurated the India-Jamaica Friendship Garden in Kingston and planted a sandalwood plant at Hope Botanical Garden. President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Jamaica on the first leg of his two-nation tour and will stay here till May 18. After this he will go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Will address both the houses of Parliament
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, President Kovind will also address the joint sitting of both the houses of Jamaica’s Parliament. The President has arrived in Jamaica to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He was given a guard of honor upon the arrival of the President. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he was delighted to welcome Kovind and his wife to Jamaica. He tweeted, ‘This is the first visit by an Indian President to Jamaica. Your Excellency the Honorable Ramnath Kovind, welcome to Jamaica.’
The ministry said that Jamaica and India have friendly relations. Jamaica is also one of the indentured countries, where about 70,000 Indian expatriates live. These people are like a bridge between the two countries. “The visit is taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Jamaica,” the ministry said. In addition, India and Jamaica are celebrating the 75th and 60th anniversaries of their independence, respectively.
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