Prime Minister Andrew Holness has commented for the first time in the public domain about recent concerns from the United States about Jamaica’s relationship with China.

Prime Minister Holness says the Government of Jamaica is not afraid to say that it’s committed to pursuing a trade policy based on multilateralism.

Prime Minister Holness says he’s committed to securing Jamaica’s economic interests.

Prime Minister Holness was responding in the House of Representatives last night to a request by Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips to comment on the increasing friction between China and the United States about Jamaica’s relationship with China.

Dr. Phillips noted that US Ambassador to Kingston Donald Tapia and a foreign US Government official have recently expressed concern about the amount of Chinese investment in Jamaica.

Dr. Phillips also told Parliament that Jamaica should maintain it’s sense on independence in the global space.