Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Statement on Panama’s Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend best wishes to the people of Panama as you celebrate 115 years of independence on November 3. The United States and Panama share a special history of close ties, shared values, and mutual understanding. In my October trip to Panama, I reaffirmed ...
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Chargé Highlights U.S.-Panama Collaboration at Tuberculosis Prevention Project

Panama City, October 25. The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Central America Office,  and the University Research Company LLC, launched the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes-Tuberculosis (ECHO-TB) today. ECHO-TB provides front-line clinicians the knowledge and support needed to manage patients with tuberculosis in rural and ...
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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s Remarks to Traveling Press after his Visit to Panama

SECRETARY POMPEO: So I’d had on my list to go see President Varela for a while. It took me six months to get here. They have been an important partner of ours for a long time. I knew President Varela from my previous role as well. Economic ties, security ties, counternarcotics, all a lynchpin of our ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela

The Secretary met with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado today at the Presidential Palace in Panama City. The leaders reaffirmed the historical and longstanding U.S.-Panama partnership on bilateral and regional security and economic issues. Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Panama’s leadership on important ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Panama and Mexico

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending ...
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United States and Panama Join to Protect the Environment under the Trade Promotion Agreement

Panama City, October 3 – The United States and Panama launched the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM), which promotes public participation in the monitoring, enforcement, and submission of environmental laws in Panama. Maintaining strong dialogue and public engagement, the United States and Panama also held meetings on environmental issues as part of the commitments ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2018 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program

PANAMA, September 19, 2018. The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Panama for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  This initiative strengthens entrepreneurial and management skills during a five-week program that will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States.  This year we are pleased to ...
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The United States and Panama Signed Agreement to Strengthen Maritime Transport

September 17th 2018 –The Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration, Mark H. Buzby, and the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat, signed in Washington D.C. a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on maritime transport, an area vital to both economies. The agreement between the United States and Panama confirms our strong partnership on maritime issues ...
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United States and Panama Sign MOU to Prevent Organized Crime

Panama City – September 6th, 2018. Government Minister Carlos E. Rubio and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Director at the United States Embassy, Dave M. Foran, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow U.S. support in security issues. These will include increase capabilities inside penitentiary facilities, in order to prevent and combat organized crime. ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Working Dinner with President Juan Carlos Varela

Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina.  President Trump thanked the Latin American leaders for their advocacy in support of the Venezuelan people and ...
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