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Brussels, 5 January 2012
Message of congratulations from President Barroso to Ms Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica
"On behalf of the European Union and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate you on your election as Prime Minister of Jamaica. I would also like to wish you every success in the exercise of your mandate.
The European Union is committed to maintaining and advancing the excellent relations with your country.
I praise the long and fruitful history of our relationship, which is a solid base to further intensify our cooperation. The European Union has been a long time partner of the people and the government of Jamaica in their efforts to achieve their aspirations for a better tomorrow for themselves and future generations. The excellent results of our common effort encourage us to continue this support, and commit us to strengthen our political dialogue."