In order to strengthen friendship and cooperation ties, Panama will receive this week the visit of the Vice President of the Republic of India, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, the first high level visit from an Indian authority to the country, the Panamanian Foreign Ministry announced today through a statement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Venkaiah Naidu's presence is particularly relevant in the framework of the diplomatic strategy called "Halcón Policy", where Panama seeks to strengthen ties with powers and emerging countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
The entity also highlighted that in the case of India, the fifth world power, Panama seeks to establish cooperation alliances in the areas of agriculture, technology, innovation, health and culture.
"Also, in the case of the country with the world’s most important emerging and middle class, it is important to address the opportunities to increase tourism flows, encouraged by the recent relaxation of visa requirements for citizens from India," said the foreign policy ministry.
The statement explains that Vice President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu will arrive in Panama on the afternoon of next Tuesday, May 8 and that he will begin his official agenda on Wednesday, May 9 with a meeting with the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, and Vice President Isabel of Saint Malo de Alvarado.
Consequently, the statement highlights, the Indian vice president will hold an extended working meeting with the participation of Ministers and Parliamentarians of both delegations.
The Indian vice president will visit the Panama Canal and on Thursday, May 10 will deliver a conference called "International Policy of India and the New Global Order", reads the official statement.