Minister of Tourism of Panama, Salomón Shamah, concluded an official visit to Taiwan yesterday, following meetings with senior officials and visits to institutions and tourist facilities on the island.
During his stay, Shamah met with Deputy Foreign Minister Hou Ping-Fu and visited the Ministry of Tourism, the Taiwan Tourism Association, the Government Information Office, the Kaohsiung College of Tourism, and the Taipei subway.
The visit, according to the island’s Foreign Ministry, was designed to enhance and strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations, particularly in the tourism sector. Taiwan considers Panama one of their most important political allies.
Panama is one of the 23 countries that maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan and not to China, although the Latin American country does have sales representation in Beijing.