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Jamaican Government condemns killing of US Envoy to Libya



Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2012-09-14 00:00:00

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade have written to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton condemning the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff, in the brazen attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

In her letter to President Obama, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said; “Ambassador Christopher Stevens gave selflessly to the people of Libya and particularly to those around the city of Benghazi during the recent civil unrest,” as he sought to strengthen the bilateral relations between the United States and Libya. The Prime Minister had also lamented the fact that Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues should “lose their lives in such a senseless act of violence”.

In his letter to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnold J. Nicholson, in expressing a sense of shock and sadness noted that, “the perpetrators of such dastardly deeds have scant regard for human life.”

 They both extended condolences to the American people, and particularly, the families who are grieving at this time. 




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