The minister, along with his Panamanian counterpart Janaina Tewaney, attended a meeting in the border town of David, capital of Chiriquí, to discuss priority bilateral border issues related to security and migration. In his speech, he pointed out that the current challenges prompt us to meet again to analyze what has been done so far since the beginning of our relations and to seek common solutions through understanding.
The meeting also brought together security agencies from both nations. A statement from the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry highlighted that the officials held an agenda in which they discussed, among other things, issues of binational cooperation and coordination and intelligence.
In addition to the Chancellor, the Minister of Public Security, Mario Zamora, also attended the meeting on behalf of Costa Rica; and that of foreign trade, Manuel Tovar.
The Panamanian delegation included Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney and Public Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino.
The dialogue agenda, in which representatives of other public institutions from both countries took part, included other interesting topics such as the promotion of the Costa Rica-Panama Association Council, the work of bilateral commissions and councils on irregular migration flows and maritime and border issues. energetic.
The text states that the ambassadors of both countries and representatives of public institutions were present at the meeting.
In April 2023, Costa Rica and Panama held the last regular meeting of the Permanent Joint Boundary Commission in the city of Changuinola, where it was agreed to approve the signaling project for Sector 1, Sixaola, Talamanca, of the international border.
The growing migration of people following the Central American route to the United States is worrying the governments of Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, as large numbers of adults and children crowd the shared border, especially in August.