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Buhari Holds Bilateral Meeting With Jamaica PM



The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), met with the Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, on Thursday, in Kigali, Rwanda, on the sidelines of the 26th edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Buhari, lauding the relations between both countries, said,  “Our relationship dates back in time, to generations ago. Thank you for strengthening it, particularly on the economic and political fronts.”


PM Holness said Nigeria had been very supportive of Jamaica, adding that the two countries had commercial agreements in place.

“The maiden flight from Lagos to Jamaica about two years ago was well received. We equally have relationships in the creative industry, sports, and finance,” the Jamaican PM said.

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Referring to a recent opinion article written by President Buhari, and published in international newspapers, Holness said he agreed that the Commonwealth could be more than just a club of friends who had an affinity with the United Kingdom, “and become an economic powerhouse. All the elements are there; common language, large market, and many others. It can become a serious economic force.”

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