President Barroso meets President Martinelli of Panama and signs 28 million euros agreement on security
On 13-14 December, President Barroso travels to Panama. This two-day visit started with a bilateral meeting with President Martinelli in the Presidential Palace in Panama City. President Barroso met President Martinelli earlier this year at the occasion of his visit to Brussels in May.
The two presidents discussed EU-Panama bilateral relations and trade issues. They also discussed public security, a major concern for the region. After the meeting, the EU-Panama project to support the security sector in Panama amounting to € 28 million was signed. This project proves the EU's commitment to help address security challenges in Central American countries.