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Panama
Republic of Panama

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : Sep 30, 1962
  • Number of Koreans living in Panama : about 430
  • GDP(2018, IMF/EIU) : $65 billion
  • GDP(per capita) : $15,575
  • Economic Growth Rate : 3.7%
  • Inflation Rate : 0.8 %
  • Exports(2018) : $0.68 billion
  • Imports(2018) : $13.2 billion
  • Bilateral Trade(2018)
    • Exports : $2 billion
    • Imports : $150 million
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Panama
      • 2003 November, Special Envoy, Han Myung Sook
      • 2005 September, President, Roh Moo Hyun
      • 2010 May, Speaker of the National Assembly, Kim Hyung O.
      • 2010 June, President, Lee Myung Bak
      • 2015 August, Foreign Minister, Yoon Byung Se
      • 2015 September, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chung Eui Hwa
      • 2016 June, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kang Ho In
      • 2018 March, Prime Minister, Lee Nak-yon
      • 2018 December, Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha
      • 2019 July, Special Envoy, Shim Jae Kwon
    • From Panama to the ROK
      • 2001 July, Foreign Minister, Aleman
      • 2005 November, First Vice President and Foreign Minister, Samuel Lewis Navarro
      • 2006 September, President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Graciela Dixon
      • 2010 October, President, Martinelli, Vice President and Foreign Minister, Varela
      • 2013 May, Minister of Canal Affairs, Roberto Roy
      • 2015 July, Minister of Labor and Workforce Development, Luis Ernesto Charles
      • 2016 November, General Administrator of the National Authority for Goverment Innovation, Irvin Halman
      • 2017 August, Vice-President, Saint Malo
      • 2019 May, Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Quijano
      • 2019 November, Panama Canal Administrator, Ricaurte Vasquez

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