Janet Napolitano, US Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) visited Panama City to meet with her international counterparts and to reiterate the firm commitment of US President Obama to fight terrorism and other threats in cooperation with his allies worldwide.
The signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Panama she said, will improve the exchange of information and help safeguard the international aviation system against terrorism and international crime.
The safety of the international aviation system depends on close cooperation and exchange of information internationally, said Napolitano.
However, this memorandum highlights the shared commitment of the United States and Panama to improve both security and protect air transport through information exchange and cooperation. It is also said that the memorandum will improve the ability of both countries to combat transnational crime and terrorism by improving the exchange of information needed.
What we see is that it supports Panama’s efforts to strengthen its own security measures in aviation in order to better identify suspicious individuals who travel by air and can be identified by US expertise in security technology in aviation, training and protection of privacy.
But with all this, we must remember the big tourism movement that is comimg to Panama’s international airport and security that we are giving is of great international interest and a number of airlines are requesting permission to come to Panama with more tourists who would improve the national economy.
Many of them do not enter the country, and others do not want to be met with measures as strict as in the United States because that country has its problems and we have ours.
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