Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Panama

Panama City, 21 August.–  Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will arrive to Panama City, Panama today [Wednesday], to participate in a Meeting of Central American Ministers of Security and to meet with Panamanian officials to discuss regional cooperation to confront irregular migration.

After arriving in Panama City, the Acting Secretary will meet with diplomatic staff and DHS personnel who are supporting efforts in the region. He will also receive an operational tour of the Panama Canal.

On Thursday, the Acting Secretary will meet with ministers from throughout the Central American region to discuss efforts to collaborate on regional safety and security. Afterwards, he will meet with Foreign Minister Alejandro Ferrer. That evening, the Acting Secretary will deliver remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama to promote free enterprise and investment in Panama and in the region.

On Friday, Acting Secretary McAleenan will accompany DHS personnel on an operational tour of the Panamanian border region.

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View the DHS press release here: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2019/08/20/acting-secretary-mcaleenan-traveling-panama