Readout of the President’s call with Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo

Washington D.C, May 9, 2020.- Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen of Panama regarding the two countries’ ongoing efforts to confront the coronavirus pandemic and protect the health and safety of their respective citizens. President Trump affirmed his support for the Government of Panama, offered resources to help support critical care for Panamanians afflicted with the coronavirus, and expressed a shared commitment to achieving sustained economic growth in Panama. President Trump noted Panama’s stewardship of the Panama Canal is integral to the global economy during the pandemic and thanked President Cortizo for his administration’s continued support for a democratic transition in Venezuela.