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Hillary Clinton Phones Jamaican Prime Minister, Offers Assistance

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 27, 2012

Above: US Secretary State Hillary Clinton and Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller (Photos: US State Department and OPM Jamaica)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned new Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today to congratulate her on her election victory at the end of last month.

Clinton spoke of “warm” relations between Jamaica and the US, and offered to get a team together to visit Jamaica to explores areas of potential assistance, including security, education and poverty reduction.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, Simpson Miller thanked Clinton for the offer, saying those areas would be a great help to Jamaica.

She also said that the women of the world drew inspiration from Clinton’s “strength and achievements.”

The call followed a similar one from US President Barack Obama in her first week in office.

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