KINGSTON: President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in Jamaica for a state visit, the first by an Indian president to the Caribbean nation, during which he will meet with Governor-General Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and other dignitaries.
President Kovind arrived on May 15, accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, on the first leg of his two-nation journey, which would also take him to St Vincent and the Grenadines. The President's Office tweeted, "Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General of Jamaica, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness met President Kovind at the airport."
"The visit coincides with the 60th anniversary of the establishing of diplomatic relations between the two countries. On his arrival, the President was greeted by a guard of honour "it said.
Prime Minister Holness expressed his delight at the opportunity to greet Kovind and his wife in Jamaica.
"This is the first state visit to Jamaica by an Indian President. His Excellency the Honourable Ram Nath Kovind, welcome to Jamaica "He sent out a tweet.
President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Kingston on his state visit to Jamaica. He is the first President of India to visit Jamaica. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica and PM Andrew Holness received President Kovind at the airport. pic.twitter.com/5EKNRmJ5f3— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 15, 2022