Inauguration of the Chinese Embassy in Panama
The Embassy of China in Panama was inaugurated Sunday, September 17, 2017. The new Embassy in Panama comes after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China.
The establishment of these relations occurred on June 12, 2017. The inaugural event, led by Juan Carlos Varela and Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, included the signing of the memorandum of the understanding of political consultation mechanisms.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited the country three days after Francisco Escobar presented Chinese President Xi Jinping with letters that accredited him as Panama's first ambassador to that Asian country.
During the inaugural event, President Varela said that the relationship between Panama and China is based on mutual respect, honesty, dialogue and reciprocal benefit. Varela thanked the Chinese community in Panama for their contribution to the country's development.