President Ram Nath Kovind is on a state visit to Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines . India and Jamaica have traditionally had close links based on national ideals, common historical links, a Parliamentary democratic system, membership in the Commonwealth, English proficiency, and a passion for cricket .
Kingston (Jamaica), May 17 : President Ram Nath Kovind opened an India-Jamaica Friendship Garden at the Hope Gardens in Jamaica on Tuesday and planted a sapling alongside First Lady Savita Kovind.The President's four-day tour to Jamaica is taking place.On the sidelines of the inaugural meeting, Jamaican Agriculture and Fisheries Minister PP Charles Jr said, Despite record crop production last year, Jamaica and India are facing serious challenges that could arise as a result of disruption of the supply chain.It only makes sense that the two countries work together and work together.During the inaugural function, Kovind said that icons such as Dr BR Ambedkar and Marcus Garvey (Jamaicas national hero) cannot be limited to one nation or region.Their slogan of equality for all and their call to abolish all forms of oppression have a universal impact.Dr Ambedkars message is relevant to Indians, Jamaicans, and the rest of the world.Kovind met with Governor-General of Jamaica Patrick Allen at Kings House in Kingston as part of his visit and discussed bilateral cooperation in the areas of information technology and related services, health, sports, education, tourism, and hospitality.On Sunday, President Kovind arrived in the Caribbean country on a state visit, accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, and it was also the first Indian President to visit the island. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Chief Defence Staff of Jamaica escorted the President of India.During his visit to Jamaica, various important events are scheduled.He will go to the PM house, where he will meet Prime Minister Andrew Holness.At the PM house, a signing ceremony (MOU agreement) will be held. Billy heaven, the President of the Jamaica Cricket Association, will hand over a Cricket kit.Since the beginning of the year, India and the West Indies cricket team have hosted regular bilateral tournaments.Some of the matches (T-20, ODI, and Test matches) take place in Kingston as well.India and Jamaica are natural partners for sports cooperation, as shown by the above-mentioned facts. The programme will culminate with a Diaspora community event.India is committed to strengthening partnerships with the Jamaican Diaspora and promoting their participation in the process of national growth, according to President Kovind, who is on a state visit to Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from May 15 to 21.In Milan, Italy, he had a one-day technical crash.The Head of State of India will visit these two countries for the first time.India and Jamaica have traditionally had close links based on national ideals, common historical links, a Parliamentary democratic system, membership in the Commonwealth, English proficiency, and a passion for cricket.