Panama and the United Kingdom are analyzing ways to increase trade and investments in sectors such as logistics, energy and tourism, Panamanian official sources reported today.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela announced on Twitter that he received the commercial envoy from British Prime Minister Simon Hart, and the ambassador of that country, Damion Potter, with whom he spoke "about opportunities to narrow "bilateral" commercial ties.
The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, also informed on the social network that he met with "senior managers of (British) companies established in Panama" and that they analyzed "opportunities to encourage commercial exchange and investment in potential areas such as logistics, energy and tourism sector".
That meeting, held at the residence of the British ambassador, was attended by the directors of the firms "Biwater Intl. Firstgroup DIAGEO Panama Pacifico, King's Traiding Panama, DIT," said the minister.
Last August, the Secretary of International Trade of the United Kingdom, Liam Fox, visited Panama and highlighted the interest of his Government to position the Central American country as a point of entry of British companies to Latin America. ACAN-EFE