Panama: VP Naidu arrives at Presidential Palace

Last Updated: Wed, May 09, 2018 23:57 hrs

[Panama], May 09 (ANI): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a five-day visit to Central America, on Wednesday arrived here at Presidential Palace where he was received by Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela Rodrigues and Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado.

Vice President Naidu reached Panama on Tuesday.

He was received by Panama's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Miguel Hincapie, the Director General of Protocol (Ceremonial), Roberto Zuniga and the Ambassador of India to Panama, Ravi Thapar.

The Vice President is on a three-nation visit to Guatemala, Panama and Peru which commenced from May 6.

The agenda of visiting these places is to enhance bilateral ties with the country.

Earlier on Monday, he visited Guatemala where, in the presence of Vice President Naidu and his counterpart Dr. Jafeth Ernesto Cabrera Franco, India and Guatemala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for expanding cooperation in the area of diplomatic training.

Before leaving for Panama, the Vice President met the Mayor of Antigua Guatemala City, Susana Heidi Asencio Lueg and the members of the Council.

He also visited ancient church named Catedral de San Jose and Museum of Colonial Art in the city of Antigua Guatemala.

This is the Vice President's first overseas visit after assuming office last year. (ANI)