Panama and China Review Their Bilateral Agenda
Panama’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Franco, met with China’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, to discuss bilateral agenda items. At the same time, Panama’s Minister of Agricultural Development, Augusto Valderrama, was on an official visit to China.
Venezuela Will Begin Business Rounds with Chinese Entrepreneurs to Consolidate a Special Economic Zone in the Country
During the seventeenth edition of the ‘Con Maduro +’ program, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro announced the commencement of negotiations with the province of Shenzhen to boost the development of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) between La Guaira and the Asian city. He highlighted Shenzhen’s significant annual exports, solidifying its position as China’s largest exporter, and emphasized the importance of engaging with the city’s three major companies to discuss the implementation of the SEZ.
President Laurentino Cortizo Opposes China’s Management of the Panama Canal
Panama’s President, Laurentino Cortizo, emphatically rejected recent claims by former U.S. President Donald Trump, who insinuated that China controls the Panama Canal. Cortizo stated that Trump was ‘completely mistaken’ in his statements and emphasized that the Panama Canal is under Panamanian administration and well-managed by Panamanians.