Both countries signed documents at ceremony for the exchange instruments for the ratification of the protocol of the bilateral FTA, thereby ensuring that it will come into effect on January 9, 2009.
The Panama Minister of Foreign Affairs, Samuel Lewis Navarro, indicated during the ceremony, which was held at a hotel located to the east of the capital, that with the signing of the document "Panama will continue the process of integration with the rest of Central America."
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic and Social Integration in Central America started a working session to evaluate the possibility of speaking with "one voice" regarding the global financial crisis.
Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Angel Orellana, inaugurated the first session of the meetings which will conclude this evening and at which its is expected that a formal document will be presented to the leaders of the Central American Integration System (SICA), which will convene tomorrow for the XXXIII Ordinary Summit of Head of State and Government of the organization.
Key representative/s from the Guatemalan Exporters’ Association last 13-15 October attended the 8th TPO Network World Conference to exchange ideas and best practice around stimulating export-led economic growth and meeting the urgent challenges in the sector.