Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (Jamaica)

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Commonwealth of Jamaica
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Coat of arms of Jamaica.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1962
Jurisdiction Jamaica and its diplomatic missions worldwide
Headquarters 21 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5[1]
Agency executives A. J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Arnaldo Brown, Minister of State
Amb. Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary
Website mfaft.gov.jm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is the ministry responsible for handling the Jamaica's external relations and foreign trade.[2] The ministry's current director is Senator Arnold Joseph Nicholson, who has been in Jamaican national politics since 1989.[3][4]

The ministry's official mission statement notes that it "is responsible for the implementation of Jamaica’s foreign policy, the management of Jamaica’s international relations and the promotion of its interests overseas."[2]

History[edit]

After achieving independence from the United Kingdom in August 1962, Jamaica immediately established its foreign ministry, then known as the Ministry of External Affairs. In 1976, the government changed the ministry's name to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and eventually added "and Foreign Trade" sometime later to reflect the full scope of its mission.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members Of The Cabinet". MOFAFT website. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us". mfaft.gov.jm. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade". mfaft.gov.jm. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Background Note: Jamaica". State.gov. The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "History/Background". mfaft.gov.jm. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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