Panamanian President to visit three countries in Asia for investment

Ricardo MartinelliPanama’s president, Ricardo Martinelli, begin on Friday a tour of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan to strengthen relations with these countries and attract investment, said the Panamanian Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela.

Martinelli will meet with the presidents Sellapan Rama Nathan (Singapore), Lee Myung-Bak (Korea) and Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan), with whom he seeks bilateral relations on economic issues, according to Carlos Varela.

“The president’s visit (Martinelli) is to bring bilateral relations and encourage foreign investment in the country,” Varela told reporters.

Varela said the tour, which will take 9 days, seeks to promote Panama as “a logistics center and convergence” of passengers and cargo for distribution in the continent.