Jamaica: Foreign Relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Hugh Gaffney Hugh Gaffney Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's relationship with Jamaica when the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The UK and Jamaica have a strong relationship. Our Governments cooperate effectively on prosperity, development, justice and law enforcement for the benefit of all our citizens. Our membership of the Commonwealth underpins our shared values. 800,000 people in the UK have Jamaican family connections and over 200,000 Britons visit Jamaica each year. The Government of the UK and its Caribbean trading partners have agreed that future trade arrangements after the UK leaves the EU, will take existing arrangements as the starting point. The UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund has allocated £53 million to support development in Jamaica.

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