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The president of Panama and his Chinese counterpart will sign at least 15 trade agreements of tourism, agriculture and aviation at their first official meeting on Thursday in Beijing published the Hong Kong daily South China Morning Post.|
In addition, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela will try to attract Chinese investors to the Colon Free Zone (CFZ) and will try to establish new flights connecting the two countries.
“We may be a small country, but we have a great geographic position, we are the operations center of the Americas,” said Escobar.
The ambassador also pointed out that Panama is trying to “learn about China’s railway technology”, which could help in its plans to connect its border with Costa Rica.
The Latin American country and China established diplomatic ties on June 13, at the expense of Taiwan, and since then, both countries have taken steps to approach one another; an example of this, the opening of their respective embassies.
Escobar added that “when you see ‘one China’, led by President Xi Jinping, that it is a country of 1.4 billion people. That is basically the market.”
The Panamanian head of state will meet from Thursday in Beijing with Chinese authorities to advance specific issues on the bilateral agenda, as well as representatives of companies that invest or seek a presence in Panama. He will also preside over two business forums.
The highlight of the visit will be the meeting between Varela and Xi, Friday at the Great Hall of the People, headquarters of the great events of the Chinese regime.
Juan Carlos Varela will travel to Shanghai on bullet train on Monday 20th to inaugurate the first Panamanian consulate in that city and present the tourist offer of his country at a fair in the area.