Costa Rica and Panama are working to improve control of migration flows

The Minister participated with his Panamanian counterpart, Janina Tiwani, in a meeting in the border city of David, the capital of Chiriqui, to address priority bilateral border issues regarding security and migration. He pointed out in his speech that the current challenges push us to meet again to analyze what has been done so far since the beginning of our relations and to search for common solutions through understanding.

The meeting also included security authorities from both countries. In a statement from the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was highlighted that the officials held an agenda in which they discussed issues of cooperation, bilateral coordination and intelligence, among other things.

In addition to the Chancellor, Public Security Minister Mario Zamora participated in the meeting on behalf of Costa Rica; and Foreign Trade, Manuel Tovar.

The Panamanian delegation consists of Foreign Minister Janina Tiwani and Public Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino.

The dialogue agenda, which included representatives of other public institutions from both countries, included other topics of interest such as the strengthening of the Costa Rica-Panama Partnership Council, the work of bilateral committees and councils on irregular migration flows, and maritime and border issues. active.

The meeting was attended by the ambassadors of the two countries, as well as representatives of public institutions.

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.

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The increasing migration of people following the Central American route to the United States is of concern to the governments of Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia because of the number of adults and children who congregate at the common border, especially in the month of August.

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