Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela on Saturday in Panama City
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela told visiting ForeignMinister Wang Yi on Saturday in Panama City that he is glad to be able to visitChina this year.
Wang relayed President Xi Jinping's greetings to the presidentand said China is ready to make good preparations for the visit. He spoke ofthe hope that both countries would take the visit as an opportunity tointroduce a new era of mutually beneficial cooperation and common prosperity.
Varela said he has been motivated by the rapid development ofbilateral ties.
Wang commented that bilateral exchanges in various fields havesurged in that time and the potential for cooperation has been fully unleashed.
Facts have proved that the diplomatic relations between Chinaand Panama serve the fundamental, long-term interests of Panama and its peopleand were a correct strategic choice, Wang said.
Varela said Panama warmly responds to and actively supports theBelt and Road Initiative proposed by Xi.
Panama is willing to fully use its unique geographical location,participate in building the Maritime Silk Road and work together with China tocontribute to global connectivity, he added.
Panama will firmly adhere to the one-China principle, abide byits commitment to the Taiwan question made when its diplomatic relations withChina were forged, and will in no way violate the one-China principle or damagemutual political trust, he said.
Francisco Carlo Escobar, the Panamanian ambassador to China,said in a recent interview with Xinhua that Panama will discuss with China theconstruction of several important Panamanian projects including the expansionof Tocumen International Airport and ports in Colon province.
New embassy unveiled
Wang said China's new embassy in Panama City would promotemutually beneficial cooperation and achieve common development for China andPanama, during the building's inauguration in Panama on Sunday.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President andForeign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo also attended the event.
Wang said that history would show that the establishment ofdiplomatic relations with China was the right strategic choice.
Wang also sent a message to Chinese nationals living in Panamathat the embassy would become a new home for them and provide better servicesfor Chinese investors.
Wang also confirmed that Valera would visit China later thisyear at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, adding that China is lookingforward to welcoming him.
Varela said after the establishment of diplomatic relations,both sides have already managed huge achievements, saying that geographicaldistance would not affect friendly contact between the two countries.
We are a 10 years factory in China ,and we also have many Panama cutomers . we are speciallied in producing allkinds of packaging bags , elastic cords . for example organza bags , satin bags,cotton bags and so on . and the Panama cutomers also like them very much .
Not only Panama ,we also welcome different countries