KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Ministry of National Security has signed a follow-on military co-operation agreement with China, under which that country will provide military aid to Jamaica, valued at $136 million (US$1.5 million).
The new agreement, which was sealed in May 2012, includes the supply of uniforms, materials for uniforms, ballistic helmets, vests, boots and tents.
Details of the contract were outlined by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The minister also said that Cabinet has approved travel for a five-member delegation to Cuba, led by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, for discussions on renewable energy, information and communication.
“During the visit the delegation will explore opportunities for further collaboration between Jamaica and the Cubans. They will formalise a strategic partnership to promote the sustainable development of both the ICT and renewable energy sectors in Jamaica,” Falconer outlined.