|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Central America

Xi to Strengthen Ties with Panama during Upcoming Visit

BEIJING – China’s President Xi Jinping is expected to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Panama during a trip to the Central American nation next week, his first since the two countries established diplomatic relations last year, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Xi is due to travel to Panama on Dec. 2-3 to meet his counterpart Juan Carlos Varela to solidify relations which began in June 2017, when Panama ended its diplomatic relationship with Taiwan in favor of closer ties with Beijing.

Xi’s visit hopes to further improve bilateral relations, which have “advanced rapidly and efficiently” over the past year, the ministry said.

Xi and Varela are expected to sign a number of cooperation agreements on e-commerce, trade services, infrastructure, maritime transport, finance, culture and education apart from other areas.

The Chinese president will arrive in Panama after participating in the G20 summit in Argentina.

Varela had carried out a state visit to China towards the end of 2017, after the Central American country ceased diplomatic relations with Taiwan in order to start ties with Beijing in recognition of the “One China” principle.

The Panamanian president said Thursday that he was very happy with Xi’s “unprecedented” and “crucial” visit, and called it an achievement for Panama’s foreign policy.

China is currently the second most important user of the Panama Canal after the United States and the biggest supplier to the Colon Free Trade Zone, on Panama’s Caribbean coast.

Both countries are in the fourth round of negotiations to sign a free trade deal.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved