Posted by AP on
The leaders of Jamaica and Nigeria have agreed to start an exchange program to learn from their countries' tourism industries, an official said Wednesday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP)--The leaders of Jamaica and Nigeria have agreed to start an exchange program to learn from their countries' tourism industries, an official said Wednesday.
Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo met privately Tuesday night in Montego Bay, a resort area in western Jamaica, said Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Wilton Dyer.
They agreed that Jamaica would sent people to Nigeria to train tourism workers on hospitality, Dyer said. Nigeria, in turn, will send artisans to train Jamaicans in woodcarving, he said.
Obasanjo left the island on Wednesday morning. His one-day trip to Jamaica followed a four-day visit to Trinidad, where he participated in celebrations of the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.
In Trinidad, Obasanjo also appealed for support from the 15-nation Caribbean Community for his West African nation's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.
These terms and conditions contain rules about posting comments. By submitting a comment, you are declaring that you agree with these rules:
Failure to comply with these rules may result in being banned from further commenting.
These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.