Well-positioned to serve as India's hub to LatAm: Panama foreign minister

'Panama may be a small country, but it has long punched above its weight'

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
Janaina Tewaney Mencomo

Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, Foreign Minister, Panama

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Panama is well-positioned to serve as India’s hub to the Latin American region, given the country’s natural logistical advantages as a maritime hub, as well as open and business-friendly environment, Panamanian Foreign Minister JANAINA TEWANEY MENCOMO tells Shreya Nandi in an emailed interview. Trade will also diversify more once cross-border investment between Panama and India increases, days after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s first visit to Panama. Edited excerpts:
How was your meeting with Jaishankar?
He made a historic first to Panama, the first for an Indian foreign minister. It is reflective of the goodwill between Panama and India and marks a turning point in the Panama-India relationship. Combined with my trip to India earlier this year, these visits have created a window of opportunity through which we can build a closer relationship between the two countr

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First Published: Apr 27 2023 | 8:46 PM IST

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