ACP nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award

By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean

The Panama Canal has been nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award under the International Cooperation category in recognition of its service to the maritime industry, international trade and for being a symbol of peaceful understanding between countries.

Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano and the Spanish Ambassador, Jesús Silva

Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano and the Spanish Ambassador, Jesús Silva.

The Panama Canal Administrator participated in the press conference where the Spanish Ambassador to Panama, Jesus Silva, announced the formal nomination of the Panama Canal in a letter addressed to the President of the Prince of Asturias Foundation, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte.

“This nomination makes all Panamanians proud because of the significance of the Canal to the world and to our country in more than 100 years of history and what it will continue to represent with its expansion in the years to come,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.

Quijano announced that the Panama Canal will start a campaign through several media outlets, including the Internet and social media, allowing Panamanian and international audiences to officially support and endorse the nomination.

The Prince of Asturias Award is an annual prize presented by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to promote and reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.

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