Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meeting with Jamaican Foreign Minister Johnson Smith – United States Department of State

Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma met with Jamaican Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith on the margins of the Conference on Small Island Developing States in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday May, 29. Deputy Secretary Verma thanked Foreign Minister Johnson Smith for Jamaica’s key role in contributing personnel and coordinating the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) contribution to the Kenyan-led Multinational Security Support mission in Haiti. Deputy Secretary Verma also underscored the U.S. commitment to support Jamaica in reducing violence in the Caribbean and decreasing the illegal trafficking of arms under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). They also discussed collaboration on other shared priorities, and noted the upcoming launch of a Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship Hub in Kingston.

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