Visit of Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama. This meeting reflected EU's and Panama's will of strengthening their ties through the EU/Central America Association Agreement. The EU/Central America Association Agreement was the first region-to-region Association Agreement concluded by the EU. It was signed in June 2012 and covered all aspects of the relationship – political dialogue, cooperation and trade.