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De Saint Malo will defend EU-CELAC transparency of Panama

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  • Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:31
The vice president and chancellor of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado
  • The vice president and chancellor of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado
  • EFE

PANAMA CITY.- The vice president and chancellor of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado, will participate in the meeting between the European Union foreign ministers and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which begins tomorrow in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic States, reported this Monday, October 24th, official sources.

During his speech, De Saint Malo will defend "the strengthening of bi-regional dialogue" and "continue the diplomatic offensive deployed by the country following the international debate on transparency," said the chancery.

Saint Malo, who will remain in the Dominican capital until October 26th, will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Ecuador, Slovakia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Belgium, said an official statement.

He will also meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Americas and Europe in the UK, Alan Duncan, and the director for Latin America and the Caribbean of France, Kareen Rispal, among others.

Panama's foreign policy has focused in recent months on clarifying the role of the country in scandals Panama Papers, that have put into question the transparency of the legal framework and the banking system in the Central American country.

Financial services are, together with logistics and tourism, the mainstays of the economy of Panama.

EFE

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