Ram Nath Kovind Jamaica Visit: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Jamaica on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation tour. This is the first visit by an Indian President to the Caribbean country. During this, Kovind will meet with his Jamaican counterpart, Governor-General Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other dignitaries. President Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind, reached Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, on Sunday night. After this he will also go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The President’s Office tweeted, “Jamaica Governor-General Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness received Kovind at the airport. The President has arrived in Jamaica to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The President was accorded a ‘guard of honour’ upon his arrival.” Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he was extremely happy to receive Kovind and his wife in Jamaica.
He tweeted, “This is the first visit by an Indian President to Jamaica. Your Excellency the Honorable Ramnath Kovind, welcome to Jamaica.” Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina J Smith said that she is looking forward to “further strengthening the ties between the two countries” during Kovind’s visit. are excited.
President to stay in Jamaica till May 18
Kovind will begin his journey by paying homage at the memorial to Jamaican national hero Marcus Mossia Garvey. Garvey was a political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and speaker. Jamaican newspaper ‘The Glenner’ quoted India’s High Commissioner to Jamaica Rungsung Masakui as saying that Kovind would discuss all aspects of the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries during his talks with the governor-general and the prime minister. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the President will be in Jamaica till May 18. During this he will hold delegation level talks with Governor-General Allen. According to the ministry, Kovind will also meet Prime Minister Holness and other dignitaries. He will also address the joint sitting of both houses of Jamaica’s parliament.
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 ministry said, “The visit is taking place on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Jamaica. In addition, India and Jamaica are celebrating the 75th and 60th anniversaries of their independence, respectively.