Readers’ Blog

Panama's President will travel to China to sign Commercial and Cultural Agreemen

Viewed 64 times 2017-11-13 21:38 |System category:Economy

China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, where 6% of world trade passes through, and it is the first supplier of the Colon Free Zone (CFZ), the largest in the hemisphere located in the Panamanian Caribbean

Nov. 13, 2017

Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela announced that on November 14 he will travel to China to meet the first official visit of a Panamanian head of state to the Asian giant in order to sign trade integration and bilateral cultural agreements.

"There are already enough consensual agreements and closed for signature by the competent authorities in Beijing on November 17 that will bring air connectivity, a greater presence of companies in the country, greater tourism, cultural, and educational connectivity," said Varela this Friday to journalists.

Accoding to EFE, the Panamanian president, who established ties with China in June to the detriment of Taiwan, said he will depart on Tuesday 14 to the Asian country, jointly with an official delegation of 5 ministers and a business delegation invited by the Panamanian Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI).

"Important events will be held in China; very punctual events that will bring the private sector closer, which will promote Panama touristically." All this will be done in the first visit of a Panamanian president to China and based on the new relations," he said.

China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, where 6% of world trade passes through, and it is the first supplier of the Colon Free Zone (CFZ), the largest in the hemisphere located in the Panamanian Caribbean.

The Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry has already announced that the official visit of President Varela will take place between November 16 and 22.

Varela will make the visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will hold a welcoming ceremony for the Panamanian leader, with whom he will talk and attend the agreement signing ceremony, said the spokeswoman of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry, Hua Chunying.

Varela is also scheduled to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing and travel to Shanghai, the economic capital of the Asian giant, said the Chinese spokeswoman.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


Passing

Eggs

Flowers

Shake hands

Ray
Like 0 Share
8.03K

Report

Comment (0 comments)

facelist doodle Doodle board

You need to login to comment Login | register


Album

Friends

    Recent comments

      Star blogger

      Anming

      4124

      views

      Maierwei

      2603

      views

      财神

      4580

      views

      BACK TO THE TOP
      Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
      Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
      platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.