Cuba-Panama Trade Expands

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 25 — Panama expects to export US $400 million in products to Cuba in 2009, up from around $180 million, as well as import at least two or three times the $28 million last year, stated Severo Sousa, vice minister of Commerce at the end of a bilateral meeting on services and investments. Earlier in the month Panamanian President Martin Torrijos paid an official visit to the island and met with President Raul Castro and other high officials.