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Visiting official to promote investment opportunities in Panama

Visiting official to promote investment opportunities in Panama

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) A visiting official from Panama will introduce investment opportunities in the Central American country to Taiwanese businesses at a seminar in Taipei this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday. Diana Salazar Fong, an official from Panama's ministry of commerce and industry, will discuss her country's economy and investment environment, with the aim of boosting engagement with Taiwan in those areas, the ministry said in a statement. At the seminar on Wednesday, Salazar will also brief the participants on the progress of Panama's negotiations with other countries on free trade agreements, the ministry said. During her stay in Taiwan Jan. 20-25, Salazar is scheduled to call on officials of the foreign and economics ministries, the Council of Agriculture, and trade promotion organizations, according to the statement. A Taiwan-Panama free trade agreement that took effect in 2004 has contributed to greater trade volume between the two sides, the ministry said. For example, the value of bilateral trade in 2011 was US$240.32 million, a nearly 90 percent increase from 2003, it added. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-01-20 11:51 GMT+08:00