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Jay Nixon, the governor of the state of Missouri, U.S.A., visited Panama as part of a commercial bonds and to celebrate 20 years of cooperation between the Missouri Coast Guard and the Republic of Panama.
The governor was received by the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, who highlighted the strong commercial bonds and cooperation links that exist between Missouri and Panama. Currently, conversations to finalize a Letter of Intention to Promote Commerce and Economic Development between Missouri and Panama are almost finalized and will soon be signed at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Governor Nixon was accompanied by Major General Stephen Danner of the Missouri National Guard and other members of that body, who were here to commemorate 20 years of the State Partnership Program, which trains members of security and civil protection sectors through exchanges with the National Guard from that state.
Under this Alliance it has achieved both the adoption of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Hospitals of the Child of Kansas and Panama, aimed at improving specialized as signed educational agreements between educational institutions of Missouri and our Institute for Training and Development of Human Resources attention , which they served as a platform for academic mobility for many Panamanians undertake postgraduate university studies and masters degrees in Missouri, United States.
While in the commercial bonds, Varela Rodríguez celebrated the start of talks with a view to the signing of a Letter of Intent for the Promotion of Trade and Economic Development between Missouri and Panama, which will be signed soon, through the Ministry of commerce and Industry of Panama.
The Panamanian president also took the opportunity to thank the visit of representatives of the National Guard of Missouri to Panama held last year and the different emergency response exercises held in conjunction with the occasion of the Summit of the Americas