Jamaica's presence at G7 summit highlights country's value as a Caribbean leader — G2K

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KINGSTON, Jamaica –

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says Jamaica's presence at last week's 44th G7 summit in Canada speaks to the value placed on the country as a leader in the Caribbean. “Jamaica's presence at the Summit, is a signal of the value placed on our country as a natural leader in the Caribbean region and is testament to the quality of Prime Minister Holness' leadership,” said President of G2K, Stephen Edwards in a release from the group this morning.

G2K noted that with upcoming changes to world trade protocols, it was “paramount that Jamaica [established] itself as a valuable trading partner given, among other things, our ideal geographic location”.

In addition to noting the importance of forging international connections and networks, G2K Foreign Affairs Chairperson, Kimberley McLeod, applauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who was present at the summit, for reaching out to the over 200,000 strong Jamaican diaspora in Canada and reaffirming their role in the growth and prosperity of their island home.

G2K extended commendations to Holness for his "outstanding representation" of Jamaica and small island developing states (SIDS) at large.

G2K said the invitation to Holness as one of the leaders of the outreach countries presented an unparalleled opportunity for Jamaica to sit at the table for discussions and specifically to discuss issues germane to small island developing states, including climate change.