Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Panamanian President Cortizo

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

September 21, 2020. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo. Secretary Pompeo commended President Cortizo on the results that our joint U.S.-Panamanian security cooperation continues to deliver on counter-narcotics efforts. The Secretary reiterated support for Panama’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. has provided more than $4.6 million in assistance. The Secretary also reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to provide assistance to complement Panama’s efforts to meet immediate and long-term health system needs.