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Panama rejects cooling of China ties

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Panama's president, Laurentino Cortizo, ruled out a cooling in relations with China, although the government stalled the negotiations of a bilateral free trade agreement and sidelined a bullet train from Panama to Chiriquí that Beijing hoped to build.

"Panama's relationship with China is extremely important there is no doubt," Cortizo said in a meeting with foreign press correspondents”, Newsroom Panama reports.