Panama Requests Admission to Petrocaribe

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accepted the application presented by President Martín Torrijos on behalf of Panama for admission to Petrocaribe.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Neir Carrasco wrote in an article in "To do this, Panama has to comply with the requirements established by Petrocaribe; admission will then be consummated. Torrijos and Chavez confirmed the intention which according to the Panamanian president 'means having great possibilities opened for outlining agreements and finding ways for the two countries to have closer ties so they can look for integration mechanisms.’"

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