This is the first visit at this level during the current Government of Panama, “which we appreciate as a gesture” because “it can mark a milestone in the bilateral relations of both nations,” Díaz-Canel said, quoted by the Cuban News Agency (acn).
It was a pleasure talking with Pdte. from Cuba, @DiazCanelBI extended greetings on behalf of Pdte. @NitoCortizo and the Panamanian people. We share historical, geographical and cultural ties that unite us in the Caribbean.
— Janaina Tewaney Mencomo (@JanainaGob) January 31, 2023
The president expressed the will to strengthen political and diplomatic dialogue, as well as to advance in all areas that “we distinguish in which we can have economic-commercial cooperation.”
As explained by the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for its part, the agenda included talks about the next meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism between the two countries and the Mixed Cooperation Commission.
Mencomo, who traveled to Havana together with the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Federico Alfaro Boyd, has also met with his counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez, and with the head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca.
He has also held meetings with the president of Casa de las Américas, Abel Prieto, and has visited the historic center of Havana and the Lizt Alfonso Ballet.
He also placed a floral offering before the monument to the Cuban national hero José Martí, since the 28th itself commemorated the 170th anniversary of his birth.