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Johnson Smith says the EU funds critical areas of national development


Caption: “Between 2000 and 2020, #EuropeanUnion (EU) development funding to #Jamaica amounted to 493.3 million euros…directed towards critical areas of national development in the agricultural sector, justice, climate change, the health sector, including the reduction of maternal and child mortality, and broader governance areas, related to public financial management.”- Sen. The Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith during her Opening Statement at the 6th Jamaica- European Union Political Dialogue, now (Jul.20) underway at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica. 
Prior to opening statements from the EU Co-Chairs, Mr. Javier Nino Perez, Deputy Managing Director for the Americas in the European External Action Service and Ms. Ms. Myriam Ferran, Deputy Director General, International Partnerships, European Commission (EC), Minister Johnson Smith also welcomed the announcement  that the EC has adopted a proposal to allocate 600 Million Euros from the EDF reserves to  address resulting food and  security challenges stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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