21 June, 2017
Meanwhile, Trump claimed that the relationship between Panama and USA has been very strong and are developing new things to do and only getting stronger. We're going to spend quite a bit of time today", the president said from the Oval Office, adding, "The Panama Canal is doing quite well.
"Yes. One hundred years ago", President Juan Carolos Varela responded.
Yes, that Panama Canal. After Trump greets Varela and his wife, he asserts, "And we have many things to discuss".
He insisted on respecting Trump's criterion of seeking a new settlement, "that is his decision", but "as a president of Panama I clearly left my position" and "we have to build on what is acted and what is achieved". "The relationship has been very strong". The U.S. oversaw the canal's operations until the end of 1999, when it turned over control to Panama.
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"It's our great honor to have President and Mrs. Varela from Panama".
Trump has worked to strengthen the USA border and reduce the flow of migrants at the start of his administration.
Varela says the USA and Panama face numerous same challenges in the region so he says "the idea of this visit is to work closely together". "So the idea for this visit is to work closely together". French President Emanuel Macron recently bested Trump, only to have the Yanker-in-Chief strike again during a rematch.