Phillips On US, China Visit

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, M.P., leaves the island today for a visit to the United States and China.

A PNP release said Dr Phillips will address members of the Jamaican diaspora, including the Jamaica College (JC) Old Boys Alumnae in New York before traveling on to the People’s Republic of China where he will be the special guest of the Communist Party of China.

While in China, the Opposition Leader will have vital discussions with major Chinese investors with interests in Jamaica, including Jiguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), which now operates the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART) plant located at Nain, St. Elizabeth.

Dr Phillips is accompanied by shadow minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lisa Hanna; Shadow Minister of Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell, on the China leg of the overseas engagement. Mikael Phillips, M.P., the shadow minister of Transport and Works will accompany the team for the US leg of the trip.

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