Germany and Panama to share information
Chancellor Angela Merkel said that following a meeting with President Varela Rodriguez at the Federal Chancellery. In future the two countries intend to expand their economic relations.
The talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, focused on bilateral and economic relations as well as regional and international political issues. Panama is "a partner with a dynamically developing economy", which is becoming the centre of Central America, said the Chancellor.
The strong presence of German companies and good flight connections further strengthen economic and business relations.
The Chancellor welcomed the fact that Panama was one of the first countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.
"We are delighted that energy efficiency, renewable energy and rainforest protection are high on Panama’s agenda."
The Chancellor also called for greater involvement of German businesses in Panama. "We would like to see German companies too being able to bid for orders and major infrastructure projects that are planned in Panama," she stressed.
President Varela announced that a delegation from Panama would be visiting Germany to find out more about the country’s system of dual technical and vocational education and training.
"We will be advising Panamanian companies to seek inspiration in Germany," he declared. ■