Prime Minister Bruce Golding will lead a delegation to Beijing, China from Saturday, January 30 – Saturday, February 6, for a series of high level meetings that will cover energy, bauxite and major investments.
The visit has been made possible through an invitation from the Chinese government following a visit here last February by the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
The Jamaican delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh; Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, along with top officials and senior executives from other government agencies.
While in China, Prime Minister Golding will pay a courtesy call on Chinese President, Hu Jintao. Meetings have also been scheduled with the Vice President Xi Jinping; Premier Wen Jiabao; Chairman of the China National Development Bank and the President of the Ex Im Bank of China.
PM Golding and his team will attend a Chinese-Jamaican Economic and Investment forum and will hold talks with the President of the Chinese harbour, Sun Ziyu. During the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, will be in charge of the government.
The Prime Minister and his delegation will return to the island on February 6.