Energy Security High on Agenda of Jamaica-US Talks

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says energy and security cooperation along with the crisis in Venezuela remain among the chief areas of interest between the United States and Jamaica.

Speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday, Prime Minister Holness said both nations will continue to cooperate on these issues.

The US Secretary of State visited the island as his final stop on a tour of Latin America and the Caribbean. Prime Minister Holness says he hopes the US will continue to work towards building regional energy resilience.

Energy security is particularly critical at this time as the US government continues to put pressure on Venezuela which was one of Jamaica’s greatest suppliers of oil. The Venezuelan State-owned oil company, PDVSA, for now, still owns 49-percent of Petrojam.

Prime Minister Holness says he stands with the United States in its aim at repairing the Democracy in the troubled Bolivarian Republic.

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