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 establishes cooperation with Egypt

Saad El-Giushy y Jorge Barakat Pitty.

During a meeting in the city of Alexandria, Egypt, with the Minister of Transport of that country, Saad El-Giushy, the Minister of Maritime Affairs of Panama (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, established mechanisms for cooperation in maritime matters between Panama and Egypt.

El-Giushy recognized the great experience of Panama in its logistics development, which is based on the Interoceanic Canal administration and all port activity that takes place in Panama.

He also expressed Egypt’s interest in […]

More bilateral exchanges between Cuba and Panama

Cuba and Panama expressed in La Havana their purpose of expanding and strengthening bilateral exchanges, in a business forum held in connection with the visit to the island of representatives of over twenty Panamanian companies.

In the presence of Ileana Nuñez, Cuban deputy minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Omar Fernandez, general secretary of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, they highlighted the existing potential to strengthen ties between the two economies, backed by the bonds […]

Panama could export $120 million to Mexico

The Ambassador of Mexico in Panama, Jose Ignacio Piñas, has pointed out that currently goods exported from Panama to Mexico value around $20 million, but there is a potential for up to $120 million.

Ambassador Piñas recalled that in previous years, specifically in 2011, the figure for exports to Mexico from Panama dropped, but he did not know why that fall occurred.

The diplomat said that the launch of the Free Trade Agreement between the […]

CAF and Panama sign funding for $2 billion

El presidente de la República de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela y el presidente ejecutivo de CAF Enrique García

President Juan Carlos Varela and Enrique García, the CEO of CAF, the development bank of Latin America, signed a joint declaration which provides $2 billion in support for the country over the next five years.

According to the Panamanian government, this funding will boost a development strategy that is being promoted by the Panamanian government prioritizing social inclusion and equity.

Panama and CAF will deepen cooperation in the energy, infrastructure, urban transport and logistics fields, […]

Panama could present candidate for Secretary General of the IMO

Cap. Orlando Allard

Panama could present a candidate to be secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in a process that has just been opened, following the announcement last week by Koji Sekimizu, the current secretary general that he will not stand for re-election after his term ends in December 2015.

The possibility of Panama presenting a candidate was revealed to The Bulletin by absolutely reliable sources.

According to a report by the magazine Seatrade Global in […]