Panama and Argentina must strengthen their relationship

The governments of Panama and Argentina are aware that, although they have an old and solid bilateral relationship, many issues remain that need to be strengthened. That was the first conclusion of a three-day visit to Buenos Aires by Panamanian Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo, who told reporters that “there is much to be done” between the two countries.

Saint Malo, who is also the Foreign Affairs Minister, arrived in Buenos Aires just a […]

Panama – Barcelona talks

Jorge Barakat, Administrador de la AMP.

The Port of Barcelona offered Panama to be the entrance to the European Mediterranean and a source of exchange of knowledge and technology for the Panamanian logistics development, said its president, Sixte Cambra.

The representative of the Catalan terminal, together with the Minister of Territories and Sustainability of the Catalonia Government , Josep Rull, led a business mission that began with a meeting with their Panamanian peers, businessmen and officials, to lay the foundations of […]

Panama and Lebanon to strengthen maritime ties

Isabel de Saint Malo, Canciller de Panamá.

Panama and Lebanon will seek to strengthen their relations, especially in the maritime and commercial sectors, concluded the Panamanian Foreign Minister, Isabel De Saint Malo, and her Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigration of the Lebanese Republic visited Vice President and Foreign Minister De Saint Malo in order to give a new impetus to their bilateral and commercial relations, informed that ministry.

Both leaders “addressed the possibility of reaching cooperation […]

Panama and Lufthansa will sign agreement to boost tourism

Panamá y Lufthansa firmarán acuerdo para aumentar turismo

The Cabinet Council authorized the Panama Tourism Authority to sign a Shared Publicity Agreement for $8.5 million with the German company, Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaf, to promote Panama as a tourist and commercial destination in Europe.

This agreement was negotiated during the recent visit of the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, with Lufthansa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jens Bischof, with the idea of increasing the volume of traffic between Europe and Panama and at the […]

Agreement does not affect Panama’s maritime space

El acuerdo de delimitación marítima firmado entre Ecuador y Costa Rica no afecta los espacios marítimos de Panamá.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) said that the agreement signed between Ecuador and Costa Rica on maritime delimitation, does not affect the maritime areas of Panama.

“Recently, the governments of Ecuador and Costa Rica signed an agreement on the maritime delimitation, which only has an impact between the two nations, and does not influence the maritime areas of the Republic of Panama,” said the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat.

In connection with navigation near […]

Panama and Turkey expand cultural relations

El simposio “1915” celebrado en la UMIP.

With the coordination of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Ankara, in Turkey, supported by the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and the Panama University (UP) the Symposium “1915, the year longest in the Ottoman Empire: the revival of power” began in Panama City in its seventh version.

The event, which has served Panama and Turkey to expand their cultural relations through the UMIP and the UP, was opened by the […]

Panama Ports could loose concession

Panama Ports podría perder concesión

The Panamanian government is considering rescinding the concession granted to Panama Ports Co., a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) for breach of the commitments agreed in the contract under law No. 5 of 16 January 1997. This is stated on the web site The website, created to denounce alleged breaches of the powerful port operator, said that the government’s decision is based on Article 2.14.3, Termination of Contract by the State.