Turkey and Panama discussed measures to strengthen relations on Thursday and signed agreements on the economy and tourism, the Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister mentioned.
Speaking at a press conference with Erika Mouyneshis Panamanian counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, declared: “We discussed concrete measures concerning our bilateral relations”.
Turkey and Panama are important regional centers for trade and logistics, he pointed out.
“We agreed to intensify our political dialogue as well as our trade and economic relations,” he said.
They agreed on a “political consultation mechanism”, he said, adding, “We want these consultations to be held regularly between our ministries.”
Noting the growing interest of Turkish companies in Panama, he said their goal is to increase the volume of trade between the two countries.
“We encourage our companies to invest in Panama,” he said.
The two countries have signed agreements on economy, trade and tourism, the minister said.
Before the press conference, Cavusoglu was received by Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, with whom he also discussed economic and trade issues.
During the press conference, the minister said he invited Cortizo to Turkey to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Cavusoglu’s visit to Panama is Turkey’s first official visit at Foreign Minister level. He also visited Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil and Ecuador this week.
He will travel to Venezuela before returning to Turkey this weekend.