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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Panama Vice President Juan Carlos Varela

Ambassador Kirk met with Panama’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Juan Carlos Varela on September 30 to discuss a range of matters of mutual interest, including issues relating to the United States – Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.

The United States is Panama’s largest trading partner. The United States exported $4.3 billion worth of goods to Panama in 2009. Topping the list of exported goods were mineral fuel, machinery, electrical machinery and aircraft. The U.S. also exported almost $400 million in agricultural goods to Panama. These goods include coarse grains, soybean meal and wheat. Total goods traded between the United States and Panama was $4.6 billion during 2009.

Ambassador Kirk and Minister Varela
Abassador Kirk with Panama Vice President Juan Carlos Varela