New Delhi/Panama City: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is visiting Panama, called on President Nito Cortizo of Panama during which the latter discussed about cooperation with the Indian pharmaceutical industry to achieve quality, effective and cheaper medicines for Panamanians.
The two sides also discussed economy and trade and the Panamanian President urged for more investments in his country, and also for developing a centre of technological excellence and innovation in his central American nation.
In tweets, EAM Jaishankar said that President Cortizo’s vision for his country has strong resonance with PM Modi’s Panch Prann – the five-point vision that he had outlined during his Independence Day address on August 15 last year to make India a developed nation in 25 years.
“Honoured to call on President @NitoCortizo of Panama. Conveyed the personal greetings of PM @narendramodi.
“His strong resonance with PM Modi’s ‘Panch Prann’ reflects the strength of our Global South bonds and shared outlook for the world.
“Valued his guidance for advancing our bilateral and multilateral partnership.”
President Cortizo in tweets said that EAM Jaishankar’s visit is the first time in 60 years of diplomatic ties that an Indian foreign minister is visiting Panama.
“I had a meeting with H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India. It is the first time in 60 years of diplomatic relations that a foreign minister from this country visits Panama. India is considered the world’s largest democracy and fifth largest global economy.
“During this important meeting, we talked about the will to make an alliance with the Indian pharmaceutical industry, to achieve quality, effective and cheaper medicines for Panamanians. A commitment to the Panamanian population! #WorkingForPanama
“In addition, we address the commercial exchange between Panama and India and the advantages that our country offers for the establishment of more companies; also about the opportunities for cooperation, and our interest in developing a center of technological excellence and innovation.”
EAM Jaishankar arrived in Panama from Guyana on Monday.