By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
Panama’s Ambassador to Taiwan Alfredo Martiz, General Secretary of Panama’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce Eduardo A. Palacios, and Attache at the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in the Republic of China Raul Rodriguez Florez, on Monday morning visited I-Mei Foods Co, one of Taiwan’s largest food companies and store chains, and were impressed by the company’s facilities as well as its food safety and quality control.
Panama is considered the most important ally of Taiwan in Central America. President Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled to visit Panama and Paraguay from June 24 to July 2, during which time she will attend the inauguration ceremony for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and then head for Paraguay. Both nations have diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
I-Mei Foods Co General Manager Luis Ko expressed welcome to the visit by the Panamanian important officials, saying that hopefully the visit will contribute to the friendship between Taiwan and Panama, and increase potential for further cooperation between the two sides. [FULL STORY]