An announcement has been made that services and office staff will be expanded in Panama City and from there the Dutch will strengthen their business with other countries in Central America.
After a meeting of the Dutch ambassador and Panamanian officials, it was announced that the office operating in the country will be expanded to extend activities throughout Central and increase financial and trade relations with Panama.
The embassies of El Salvador are to showcase export products from their country and cooperate with private trade missions.
From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in El Salvador:
The Foreign Minister, Jaime Miranda, and the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador, Luis Cardinal, signed on Monday September 30 an interagency cooperation agreement in the field of trade promotion of El Salvador internationally, which will allow the development of joint activities through diplomatic and consular representation of the country throughout the world.
The National Council of Switzerland has ratified the refusal to close the embassy in Guatemala as was previously proposed by the Government of that country.
"The ongoing negotiations between Switzerland and Central America to reach a free trade agreement or the situation regarding human rights in Guatemala were the main arguments against the closure of the embassy in Guatemala City", noted an article Siglo21.com.gt.
Guatemala is seeking to consolidate its presence in Asia in order to explore new business, investment and cooperation opportunities.
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala:
The interest of the Republic of Guatemala in consolidating and improving the bilateral relationship with the Republic of India, beginning from the month of May 1972 has been realized with the opening of the Embassy of Guatemala in New Delhi, being officially established on 4 April of this year. The Republic of India set up its resident Embassy in Guatemala in 2011.
The diplomatic mission will be concurrently accredited to Central America, and the announced purpose is the narrowing of trade and diplomatic relations with the region.
A statement on Guatemala.gob.gt reads:
The secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, Youssef Amrani, announced that for the first time this country will establish an embassy in Guatemala, due to the geographical and strategic position that is our nation.
Both countries, as part of their plans to re-structure their diplomatic network, have announced the closure of offices in Guatemala.
In the case of the Netherlands, from July 2013 the embassy site will be moved to Costa Rica from where it will attend to the whole region. In Guatemala, an Honorary Consulate General will be established.
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