India–Jamaica relations

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Jamaica–India relations

Jamaica

India

Jamaica–India relations refers to the bilateral ties between India and Jamaica. India and Jamaica have traditionally enjoyed cordial and friendly relations as a result cultural and political connexions inherited from British colonisation, such as membership in the Commonwealth of Nations, parliamentary democracy, the English language and cricket.[1][2]

Both nations are members of the Non-Aligned Movement, and Jamaica supports India's candidacy for permanent membership on a reformed UN Security Council.

Diplomatic Missions[edit]

India has a High Commission in Kingston,[3] whilst Jamaica has a consulate in New Delhi [4] and plans to open a High Commission soon.

Trade[edit]

According to the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of India, total trade between India and Jamaica was worth just US$23 million in 2009-10, with India accounting for nearly all of the exports to Jamaica.[5]

Indians in Jamaica[edit]

An estimated 50,000 - 61,500 Indians, or people of Indian origin reside in Jamaica, constituting nearly 3% of the population. This includes the slave labourers brought to Jamaica in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.[6]

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