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Panama President Gets White House Invitation after Discussing Trade, Drug Trafficking with Trump

By: Karina Martín - Feb 20, 2017, 2:33 pm
Panama President Gets White House Invitation
Varel announced they both agreed to a bilateral meeting of senior officials prior to an official visit to Washington. (la prensa)

EspañolPresident of Panama Juan Carlos Varel and United States President Donald Trump spoke on the phone this weekend, which was described later as an “excellent bilateral relationship.”

The call, which was made by Trump, is the second made by the two leaders since the Republican’s inauguration. The first was on November 21, during which they discussed regional security, trade flow and political situations.

Varel announced they both agreed to a bilateral meeting of senior officials prior to an official visit to Washington.

“@realDonaldTrump sent a fraternal greeting to the Panamanian people, recognized and congratulated the country’s progress in various aspects of its development,” wrote Varel on his Twitter account.

According to a statement, “the leaders also spoke about the importance of binational cooperation in the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking and security.”

The White House said they also spoke of how to encourage respect for democracy in Venezuela, including the importance of encouraging respect for democratic norms and processes in that country,” White House officials said in a statement.

 

Trump has spoken about Venezuela with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, President of Argentina Mauricio Macri President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Source: La Prensa; La Estrella de Panamá; Noticias Terra.

Karina Martín Karina Martín

Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.