In the context of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, following the negotiations that maintain both governments for the financing of Line 3 of the Metro of Panama.
As a result of this bilateral meeting it was agreed that within the next few months, Panama will send a technical delegation headed by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Tokyo to conclude these negotiations and to initiate the development of the works on this Project by the end of 2016.
"This is a very important Infrastructure Project for the Administration of my Government which will serve as an example to show Japanese technology in the region”, said Varela.
After this meeting of Heads of State and the technical meeting held with a Japanese official delegation that visited Panama last week is expected that soon the Governments of both countries make an important announcement on the details of the execution of the project.
President Varela took the opportunity to extend an invitation to the Prime Minister of Japan to visit Panama on the occasion of the inauguration of the Canal Expansion Project.
Both Presidents met for the first time in September of 2014 in the framework of the forty ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly and since then the Governments of Panama and Japan began negotiations aimed at the extension of the massive transit system of passengers to the West sector of Panama City, a project that will benefit hundreds of thousands of Panamanian families to to shorten travel times to their homes and enhance them their quality of life.