Vice-president visits the US
PANAMA. The first vice-president of Panama, Samuel Lewis Navarro had a meeting with US Congress representatives and with the United Sta...
PANAMA. The first vice-president of Panama, Samuel Lewis Navarro had a meeting with US Congress representatives and with the United States government to discuss the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
The FTA is waiting the ratification of Congress and the Senate, but the agreement has encountered strong opposition from the political and business sector, that sees Panama as a tax haven.
The aim of the vice-president visit to Washington was to prepare a work schedule for the Fifth Summit of the Americas that will assure the cooperation of the United States in matters related to the economy, regional security and to identify areas of common interest.
The vice-president said that the summit offers the ideal opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas with US president Barack Obama.
Lewis Navarro, who was also spoke in a forum about the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean said that one of the biggest problems in the region is drug trafficking and the attendant crime cartels.
For that reason all the countries must work together to defeat them.