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Holness, Simpson-Miller congratulates New UK Prime Minister

Britain's new Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May Britain's new Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May
KINGSTON, JULY 13, 2016 - Prime Minister and Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson-Miller have congratulated Mrs. Theresa May on her appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In a letter sent today, Prime Minister Holness said “Jamaica and the United Kingdom have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship built on strong historical links and close bonds of friendship and cooperation. I look forward to the strengthening of these ties during your tenure in the interest of both our peoples.”

He stated that her appointment as the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister is a testament to the high level of competence and commitment she has displayed throughout her years of service to the United Kingston, adding: “I have no doubt that the solid expertise which you bring to this high-level portfolio will prove invaluable, as you promote unity towards a new vision and perspective for
your country.”

Prime Minister Holness noted the enormity of the assignment and wished May every success in the discharge of her responsibilities.

Opposition Leader Simpson-Miller in extending congratulations, said the new British Prime Minister assumes office at a time of formidable challenges and opportunities for her country.

“Her Parliamentary colleagues in the Conservative Party have demonstrated their faith in her capacity to lead the people of the United Kingdom in responding adequately and suitably to those challenges and opportunities at this time. I congratulate and wish her well on her selection and extend my best wishes to her, the Government of the United Kingdom and the British people,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.

The Opposition Leader also extended best wishes to former Prime Minister David Cameron, who
“made an immense contribution in leading the United Kingdom and in helping his country and people to achieve significant gains.

I recall his recent visit to Jamaica and commend him for his constructive engagement with the Government and people of Jamaica on a range of issues during his tenure,” Mrs. Simpson Miller added.

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