JAMAICAN P.M. IN NAMIBIA FOR OFFICIAL VISIT

WINDHOEK-- Jamaican Prime Minister (PM), Andrew Michael Holness arrived in Windhoek Sunday for an official visit to namibia, accompanied by an 11-member delegation which includes the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the director of bilateral relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Upon his arrival here, Holness was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

His visit is the first by a Jamaican Head of Government to Namibia. He will be accorded a ceremonial welcoming ceremony with a military guard of honour and a 19-gun salute on Monday.

The two sides will address areas of possible bilateral co-operation including visa exemption for travel between the two countries, as well as in sports, culture and youth development.

The leaders of the two countries are expected t sign here Monday a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of political consultations between both countries.

On Tuesday, Holness will take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Heroes' Acre cemetery here after which he will depart for Walvis Bay where he is expected to meet the Jamaican Caribbean community as well as the Namibia-Jamaica-Caribbean Friendship Association.

On Wednesday, the delegation will travel to Johannesburg to join other global leaders invited to attend the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit.

Holness will participate in the BRICS plenary session and BRICS Plus Meeting with Heads of State and Government of BRICS and Heads of State/Government of BRIC Plus countries and the United Nations Secretary General.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK