Panamanian Minister of Government María Luisa Romero reviewed on Wednesday with representatives of the European Union (EU) the progress in the projects promoted by the portfolio she leads with the support of the Cooperation Project on Security Issues with Panama (Secopa), an official source said.
The issue was addressed by Romero during his meeting with EU delegates, the Office of Integral Security (Osegui) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama (MIRE).
Giovanni Di Girolamo, who is the head of the EU delegation in the Panamanian capital, said that a number of components are developed here through the Secopa and can be replicated in other countries of the region.
According to the director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Emma Alba Tejada, the projects that are carried out together with Secopa include the construction of the new Custody Center, which will be located in Pacora.
Tejada explained that another project is the implementation of the Integral Intervention Model for adolescents in conflict with the Law, as well as the therapeutic community at the Pacora Compliance Center.
The purpose of this project is to strengthen the efforts of the Ministry of Government to ensure that people under arrest, especially adolescents, can be re-socialized and inserted into society.
The new aggregate for EU Cooperation Affairs in Panama, Xavier Pinsolle, was introduced in the meeting.
The Government of Panama and the European Union signed in December 2013 a non-reimbursable financing agreement of 28 million dollars to improve coexistence and citizen security within a period of five years, known as SECOPA (Security Cooperation in Panama). ACAN-EFE