The vice president and chancellor of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell, is going on an official visit to Panama today, where she will meet with government authorities, businessmen and participate in forums on diplomacy and the empowerment of women.
Costa Rica's chancellery indicated that Campbell's visit to Panama began on Wednesday and will end next Saturday, which is the first of her bilateral visits since the Costa Rican government of President Carlos Alvarado began on the 8th of may.
The purpose of the visit is "to strengthen the political dialogue, move towards long-term bilateral strategic relations and prepare the guidelines for the II Meeting of the Association Council," the Foreign Ministry explained in a statement.
Campbell will hold a meeting with her Panamanian counterpart, Isabel de Saint Malo, which will address issues on the bilateral agenda such as migration, security, customs, trade, as well as brand cooperation projects that benefit the populations of both countries.
During her stay in Panama City, Chancellor Campbell will offer the conference "Challenges of International Diplomacy", at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of State Ministers, the Diplomatic Corps accredited in that country, academics, students of the Diplomatic Academy and officials.
Campbell will also participate in two conversations: one with the National Secretariat for the development of Afro-Panamanians and another on the empowerment of Afro-descendant women in the 21st century.
The Costa Rican vice president and foreign minister will also hold a meeting with the mayor of Panama, José Isabel Blandón, and vice mayor, Raisa Banfield, as well as officials of the United Nations System, businessmen from both countries and authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Panama.
Campbell will also participate as a keynote speaker at the magisterial conference of the 25th anniversary of the Women's Forum of Political Parties.