PRESS RELEASE 102
Meeting between the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and his Panamanian counterpart
02/07/2019

Last Sunday, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, attended a working lunch with Alejandro Ferrer, designated Minister of Foreign Affairs of the new government of President Laurentino Cortizo, who took office yesterday, 1 July.
 
This first encounter between the two ministers evidenced the good bilateral relations existing between Spain and Panama. Both parties agreed to continue to cooperate in this new stage in order to strengthen their connections and to foster political and economic exchanges between the two countries. Likewise, the ministers went through the main issues of the regional and international agenda, with a special focus on the situation in Venezuela and on the Central America integration process.
 
During the meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Borrell acknowledged the efforts made by Panama to align themselves with the transparency and international tax cooperation standards and further encouraged the new authorities to continue to work in this area.
 
Finally, Foreign Affairs Minister Borrell once again conveyed Spain’s compliments to Panama for the 500th Anniversary of the foundation of Panama City.

 

 

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