Panama’s President, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen Highlights Fast-Growing Economy and Connectivity at 2023 Washington Conference on the Americas
Panama’s President, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, highlighted his country’s remarkable economic growth and connectivity at the 53rd annual Washington Conference on the Americas. With a staggering 10 percent increase in gross domestic product last year, Panama has emerged as one of the fastest-growing nations in the region. President Cortizo emphasized the critical role of the Panama Canal, which serves as a vital link connecting over 180 maritime routes and 1,920 ports worldwide. Moreover, he emphasized the success of democracy in Panama, asserting that when focused on the collective benefits, it becomes a core pillar for progress. Discover more about President Cortizo’s insights on Panama’s thriving economy and regional connectivity in this illuminating address.
Excerpt: “Panama is one of the fastest-growing countries in the region, registering last year a 10 percent increase in our gross domestic product” said Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen to open the 53rd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the Organization of American States.
The president discussed how the country remains a leader in connectivity, citing that the Panama Canal links more than 180 maritime routes and 1,920 ports. “Panama’s experience shows that democracy—a core pillar of our country—works when it is focused on the benefits of all,” Cortizo concluded”.
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