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Panamanian Vice President will attend the World Economic Forum on Latin America

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  • Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:38
Isabel De Saint Malo
  • EFE

The Panamanian Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel De Saint Malo, told EFE in an interview today during the World Economic Forum on Latin America, in Sao Paulo (Brazil) that she will participate in several panels during said Forum. It was held this Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he participated in the “Update on Latin America” ​​forum.

In the interview with EFE, she said that to consider Panama as a tax haven is “a thing of the past”, and highlighted the “international standards” of the Central American country. “Panama is not a tax haven, our standards and processes prove it”.

The vice president will also co-chair a conference on the progress of the Initiative for Gender Parity, a public-private partnership to combat labor inequality between men and women, where Chile, Argentina and Peru are also included.

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Dulcidio de la Guardia, will also travel to Sao Paulo and both officials will return to Panama on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said.

“The Chancellor and the minister will hold bilateral meetings with counterparts and businessmen of the region present at this economic meeting,” the official press release added without further details.

During the World Economic Forum on Latin America that takes place in Sao Paulo (Brazil). Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado said that Venezuela has distanced Latin America from a “unified speech” and maintained that the elections that will be held in May in that country are “illegitimate.”

De Saint Malo, in recent statements within the framework of the International Day of Women, promised to continue promoting policies in favor of equality in public institutions and recalled that Panama was the first Latin American country to join the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).

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