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Barbados signs air services agreement with Panama

April 6, 2024

As Barbados continues to deepen its bilateral ties with Latin America, it has signed an air services agreement with Panama.

It was inked on behalf of the island by Ambassador to Panama, Ian Walcott, in the presence of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

Panama says the agreement represents a significant step in strengthening bilateral relations, while boosting tourism and contributing to the economic development of both nations

Prime Minister Mottley is leading a delegation on an official visit to Panama.

Meanwhile, Panama’s President, Laurentino Cortizo signalled his country’s intention to open an embassy in Barbados.

This was conveyed during a meeting with Prime Minister Mottley as the two met in the Diplomatic Lounge at the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport in Panama City.

He says the embassy is part of efforts to continue strengthening the historical and diplomatic ties between both nations.

The two leaders also spoke about the climate crisis and the support most vulnerable nations need from the developed world to face it.

Prime Minister Mottley stated that Panama and Barbados share historical ties that have allowed the development of common agendas.

She also highlighted Barbados’ commitment to energy sustainability and climate resilience.

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