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Our Mandate

In its efforts to strengthen links between Jamaica and the rest of the world, the Ministry interacts with international communities, the public sector, corporate Jamaica and civil society to create positive alliances.

The Ministry is committed to:

  • promoting friendship and cooperation with other countries
  • promoting international peace and security
  • providing representation overseas through resident diplomatic missions and consular posts
  • ensuring effective participation in regional and multilateral fora
  • monitoring and responding appropriately to external political and economic developments which impact national development goals
  • ensuring compliance with Jamaica‚Äôs obligations under bilateral, regional and international agreements, identifying and negotiating foreign trade, investment and tourism
  • projecting a positive image of Jamaicans abroad
  • performing consular functions for Jamaican nationals overseas, returning residents and visitors to Jamaica