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.

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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.

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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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