Varela signals US - Panama first

President Varela

711Views 4Comments Posted 09/09/2018

Panama respects the sovereign decisions of other countries and expects “the same respect for ours to continue to strengthen bilateral relations"  said President Juan Carlos Varela on Sunday, September 9.

Varela's statement came after the  US State Department called the heads of its diplomatic missions in Panama, El Salvador, and the  Dominican Republic, to Washington to discuss  "the effects of the decision of the three countries not to recognize Taiwan, and to establish diplomatic relationships with the People's Republic of China.

In a statement, Varela recalled that Panama has a historical relationship of 115 years with the people and the governments of the United States, with their institutions and security agencies.

"We are always moving forward in the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking, and terrorism, we share values of democracy and freedom, our economic models are based on free enterprise and the development of our nationals in the pursuit of the welfare of citizens, "he said.

Panama will continue working together with the United States to maintain the political stability of the region but

"As a sovereign country, we will always take our foreign policy decisions based on the interests of the Republic of Panama. We are also confident that Panama's best interests do not quarrel with the interests of our strategic partners, " said Varela.

Comments 4

GI Joe

Translation, "China pays better".

10 months ago

So, where is the story?

10 months ago

How dare Panama establish diplomatic relations with China! The US did so in the 1970s. Do as I say, not as I do.

10 months ago

Smack down JAJAJA

10 months ago
The comments are the responsibility of each author who freely expresses his opinion and not that of Newsroom Panama.
Please enter a valid email.
Please enter username.
Please, enter a valid message.
Please validate that it is not a robot.