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Jamaica receives fertilizer shipment from Morocco amid global shortage | News

The donation of 1,200 metric tons of fertilizer from the Kingdom of Morocco, North Africa, was hailed as timely by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, in light of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and the impact on the global supply chain.

Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hope Gardens, on Wednesday, Johnson Smith said that despite the challenges caused by geopolitical tensions in Europe, the government and people of Morocco remained loyal in Jamaica.

“While this shipment which should have arrived earlier was delayed by the pandemic, we were confident that our Moroccan friends would not let up in their efforts to ensure its delivery,” Johnson Smith said.

“I would like to express our deep gratitude to Morocco for its commitment to South-South cooperation and to deepening the ties that exist between our two countries.

She says there is still a very strong record of cooperation between Jamaica and Morocco since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2008.

Other avenues of cooperation are being sought with the Moroccan National Agricultural Research Institute to identify new opportunities to expand areas of cooperation, in line with Jamaica’s national priorities and objectives.

These include opportunities for scholarships and training in agriculture.

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