General Assembly President meets with top officials during visit to Panama

General Assembly President Joseph Deiss

18 April 2011 – Global governance has topped the agenda in talks between General Assembly President Joseph Deiss and senior officials from Panama during the President’s visit to the Latin American country.

Mr. Deiss arrived in Panama on Friday and met with President Ricardo Martinelli and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson for the Assembly President.

The officials discussed the presence of the United Nations in Panama, which is home to a regional hub of the Organization.

Mr. Deiss also delivered an address to the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and met with the UN Resident Coordinator and other senior UN staff members based in Panama.


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