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Panama to open an embassy in Jordan as ties set to expand.
King Abdullah on Tuesday met with President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela to discuss bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments, according to a Royal Court statement.
During the meeting, attended by TRH Prince Feisal and Prince Ali at Al Husseiniya Palace, the importance of expanding cooperation between the two countries in all areas was highlighted, especially economic, investment, security, energy and marine navigation fields, the statement said.
His Majesty stressed the depth of relations between the two countries, and the importance of this visit in strengthening the Jordanian-Panamanian ties and building on them to expand cooperation and enhance economic exchange between the two countries.
Source: The Jordan Times
Air China to Launch New Beijing-Houston-Panama City Route.
On April 5, Air China will launch a new route from Beijing to Panama City via Houston. The new route is expected to greatly facilitate exchanges between both countries as well as neighboring regions, while providing passengers with a greater range of options.
In June 2017, China and Panama signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Panama. This formal establishment of diplomatic relations carries forth a relationship that dates back more than 160 years into a new era.
Source: Travel Pulse
Judge blocks Trump lawyers in Trump-Panama hotel dispute.
The owners of a formerly Trump-branded hotel in Panama scored a victory over the U.S. president’s companies Thursday when a New York judge blocked a Trump firm from pursuing arbitration claims aimed at restoring their control over the luxury hotel.
In New York, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled against two Trump hotel businesses, finding that the public interest favored granting the request by the majority owner of the Bahia Grand Panama, a 70-story luxury high-rise that was once run by Trump.
After a bitter dispute, the hotel’s owners evicted Trump’s management team and stripped his name from the waterfront hotel with 369 units, restaurants and a casino.
Source: Washington’s Top News
Five Things to See With Just One Week in Panama
Panama has a lot to offer for visitors, and in a way, this could be a problem if you’ve only got a limited time to spend here. With so much to do in see in such a small country, you’ll be overwhelmed if you try to see it all on your first try.
Of course, we recommend multiple trips to Panama, both long and short, but we realize that’s not feasible for everyone. So, in order to get the most out of your one-week trip, here are the five things we recommend to see.
Source: POLS Blog