U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2020
Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Panamanian Foreign Minister Ferrer
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met with Panamanian Foreign Minister Alejandro Ferrer today in Washington. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Ferrer discussed the importance of the U.S.-Panamanian partnership and the need to continue countering irregular migration and combatting the flow of illegal narcotics. They also discussed transparent investment for economic growth, the upcoming election for the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and the ongoing political crises in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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