Politics

Panama’s new Asian partner

La Canciller y Vicepresidenta de la República, Isabel de Saint Malo y el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de China, Wang Yi intercambiaron documentos estableciendo relaciones diplomática.

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Popular Republic of China is no longer sleeping and the mighty dragon has woken up and is ready to take over the world. This Asian nation has plans for Europe, Africa and Latin America, and Panama is at the top of its “to do list”.

Free commerce is in the mind of the Chinese government and the Panama Canal is an important part of its strategy.

On June 12, 2017, […]

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 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 opens consulate in Morocco

Panama has inaugurated a consulate in Morocco with the idea of boosting commercial relations between both countries, especially in areas related to industry, port, shipping and logistics.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, Panama Maritime Authority Administrator, said that the inauguration of the consulate is a historical event and he expects that it will be productive for both countries.

Panama is the gate of access to North and South American markets, while Morocco is the key point for […]

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 […]

BID to invest $400 million to speed border crossings

Frontera Panamá-Costa Rica, Paso Canoa.

A $400 million project of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is being implemented to make a substantial change in the operation of border crossings in Central America.

In Panama, it is in a final stage of approval, with funding of $60 million.

The overall project is being made with a modern electronic platform so that shippers, importers and exporters can send in advance their information, so that on reaching the border crossing their merchandise makes […]

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 […]