Jamaica and Japan today signed three partnerships agreement to deepen cooperation on energy, education and culture.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, says his country will increase its cooperation with Jamaica on critical issues including energy, trade and cultural development.

Speaking through an interpreter, he said Japan is keen to benefit from Jamaica’s prowess in athletics.

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Prime Minister Abe also spoke to the need to tackle challenges including the reform of the United Nations Security council and climate change.

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the UN, Courtenay Rattray recently completed his tenure, as chiarman of an Intergovernmental Negotiations Committee, that was working on reforming the Security Council.

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