Panama and Japan evaluate expanding mutual cooperation

Panamanian Vice President recently received the visit of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Masahisa Sato, in a meeting that confirmed the close relationship between Panama and the Asian country, which in recent years has strengthened its trade alliance and cooperation in both development and infrastructure.

The Panamanian Vice President expressed her satisfaction for the recent agreement with Japanese companies, for the purchase of  the equipment and wagons of Line 3 of the Metro, which will boost the Panamanian economy, generate hundreds of jobs; and allow the mobilization of more than 20 thousand people in peak hours, from Albrook to Ciudad del Futuro in Arraiján, passing through 14 stations along a 26.5-kilometer journey.

In order to continue expanding this bilateral relationship, the Vice President extended an invitation to JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, to join the present contributors at the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH – by its initials in Spanish) to have a closer relationship with the countries of the region, and bring their experience in natural disasters’ risk reduction, taking advantage of the logistics and aerial platform of the Republic of Panama.

Source: Agencia de Noticias de Panamá