The Taiwanese Vice President Vincent C. Siew arrived in Panama on Sunday evening to strengthen and boost relations between Panama and Taiwan. These two countries have had good relations for more than 8 decades and signed a mutual cooperation treaty in 2009 that will continue to run until 2014. More information below from La Prensa-
Taiwan VP arrives in Panama
The Vice President of Taiwan, Vincent C. Siew, received the key to Panama City Monday from Mayor Bosco Vallarino in a ceremony marking the official’s visit to Panama.
Siew, who arrived in Panama Sunday evening, also met with President Ricardo Martinelli, and Vice President Juan Carlos Varela yesterday.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the politicians discussed a number of bilateral and international issues. The vice president was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy C.T. Yang and other officials.
Officials said the visit will help strengthen and boost relations between the countries that have existed for more than eight decades. The two countries signed a mutual cooperation treaty in 2009 that will run through 2014.
Taiwan annually provides millions of dollars of aid to Panama, which is considered one of its most important diplomatic partners.