Spanish region Murcia opens trade office in Panama

Spain's Murcia region opened an office in Panama City in a bid to boost trade and investment.

Friday, May 16, 2008

"Murcia and Panama have a lot in common, not least their open economies," said Ramón Luis Valcárcel, president of the Murcia autonomous community, at the opening ceremony.
Murcia has some 1.5 million inhabitants, Panama 3 million.

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