India, Panama sign agreement on cooperation in training diplomats

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India, Panama sign agreement on cooperation in training diplomats

External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar signed an MoU to enhance cooperation in the training of diplomats during his bilateral meeting with Panamanian Foreign Minister Janaina Tevane Mencomo in Indore.

An overview of the news

  • The agreement was signed during the visit of the Foreign Minister of Panama to participate in the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference.

  • The visit of the Panamanian Foreign Minister to India comes more than a month after the two sides held the 2nd Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) in Panama City on November 23, 2022.

  • During the consultations, both sides comprehensively reviewed their bilateral relations covering issues such as trade and investment, pharmaceuticals, capacity building, space cooperation and consular.

  • Both countries also discussed cooperation in multilateral fora.

  • Both countries agreed to hold the next round of consultations at a mutually convenient date in New Delhi.

About Panama 

  • Panama is the southernmost nation in Central America.

  • The country is known for the Panama Canal, a man-made waterway that opened in 1914. This canal passes through the country, connecting the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic) with the Pacific Ocean.

  • Capital – Panama City

  • Currency - Balboa

  • President – Laurentino Cortizo

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