Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018. Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a ...
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Chargé d’Affaires’ Remarks on Veterans Day Ceremony

Muy buenos días, my fellow Americans, amigos panameños, members of the Diplomatic Corps, veterans, colleagues, friends, and family members. Thank you all for being here today. I want to give a special thanks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion, the Scottish Rites, the Abou Saad Shriners, the United States ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Commissions Security Scanners to Increase Prison Security in Panama

Panama City, October 3, 2018. Today, Panama’s Ministry of Government and the U.S. Embassy in Panama dedicated two new high technology scanners at La Nueva Joya prison facilities. This screening equipment aims to prevent drugs, weapons, mobile phones, and other forbidden items from entering prison facilities. The scanners, valued at US$220,000 each, are a contribution ...
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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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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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United States, Panama Sign MOU in Energy, Infrastructure Investments

17 August 2018, Panama City, Panama. – Today, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass led a U.S. delegation to the Republic of Panama to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its government that will foster U.S.-Panama cooperation on energy and infrastructure investment. This marks the formal inauguration of the U.S. initiative ...
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