A conversation with President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela

Americas Now

In June of 2017 Panama and China made history by establishing diplomatic relations. Fast forward a year and a lot has happened.

President Varela made an official state visit to Beijing to sign a series of agreements. During this time, the two nations implemented more than 20 deals and a free trade agreement is also a part of the political sphere.

“Americas Now” anchor Elaine Reyes had the opportunity to sit down with President Varela. They discussed Panama-China relations and Latin America’s current political and economic situation.