The vice president of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo, met with the Secretaries of State and Treasury, Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin, in Washington, to discuss issues related to the financing of terrorist groups and money laundering in the country, as well as corruption in Venezuela.
The Treasury Department said in a statement that the representative of Panama and Mnuchin negotiated the application of an energy framework recently signed between the two countries.
Also, the Secretary of the Treasury shared his opinion on the updates of the Panamanian financial platform, the adoption of new laws and their implementation in the Central American country.
During her visit to Washington, the vice president and also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama also met with Pompeo.
According to a statement from the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US authorities praised "the commitment of Panama in the fight against money laundering and organized crime".
In addition, representatives of both States shared their concern about the deterioration of the economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
The leaders of the two countries expressed the importance of "continuing to work to restore democratic order and give a quick humanitarian response to the Venezuelan population", according to the note.
The Panamanian chancellor will continue her official agenda in Washington with a meeting with members of the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) and with the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno.
She will also lead meetings with scientific institutions to promote cooperation projects with Panamanian entities, under the strategy program of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy.