The return will be by means of extradition, deportation or repatriation, the lawyer said.
“Definitely, General Noriega will be on Panamanian soil in the coming months,” Berrío said in a televised interview.
The lawyer explained that, in June, Noriega will have completed two-thirds of the sentence imposed on him in France, which would make him eligible for a sentence reduction.
Noriega has been jailed since his overthrow by American troops in 1989. He served a sentence in the U.S. before being jailed in France.
He also faces outstanding criminal charges, including murder, in Panama.