Activities in the occasion of the 100th Years of the Panama Ship Registry and the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Panama city and Imabari city « EMBASSY OF PANAMA IN JAPAN

Activities in the occasion of the 100th Years of the Panama Ship Registry and the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Panama city and Imabari city

On May 25, 2017, the Embassy of Panama in Japan, Imabari City Government and the Consulate General of Panama in Kobe carried out a ceremony in occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Imabari city and Panama city. 。

The event took place a day before the beginning of the Maritime Fair of Imabari city in the context of the celebration of the 100th Year of the Panama Ship Registry, with the presence of the delegation of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), led by Mr. Jorge Barakat, Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority.

The activity started with a workshop of Molas, organized by the elementary school of Imabari, where the students had the opportunity to show their ability on making Molas, enjoing the conversation with the members of the delegation.

After the workshop of Molas, H.E. Ritter N. Diaz, Ambassador of Panama in Japan, delivered a seminar about Panama to the representatives of 80 shipping companies in Imabari, presenting a general outlook of the country and the history of the 100 yeas of the Panama Ship Registry.

In the reception held in the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement, the Administrator Barakat granted a plate of recognition to the ship companies such as: Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Missen Kaiun and Doun Kisen, for their great contribution to increase the number of the ship with the Panama flag.

Furthermore, during the reception, a commemorative message from Mr. Jose Blandon Figueroa, Mayor of Panama city, was presented, where he expressed his wishes to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between both cities. The event concluded with a presentation of Panamanian folklore dance performed by the members of the Embassy of Panama in Japan.

Imabari city is a maritime hub in Japan, with the biggest shipyard and the majority of shipowners of the country living there.

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Mr. Jorge Barakat, Administrator of the AMP, talking with the students in the Workshop of Molas, held in the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Imabari city and Panama city and the 100th Year of the Panama Ship Registry.

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H.E. Ritter N. Diaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, talking with the students in the workshop of Molas, held in the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Imabari city and Panama city and the 100th Year of the Panama Ship Registry.

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Administrator Barakat, presenting a conmemorative gift to the students of the workshop of Molas

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Eng. Samuel Guevara, Chief of Segumar Tokyo, with his wife Mrs. Adriana Nuñez, during the presentation of Panamanian folklore dance

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Students of the workshop of Molas with the Administrator Barakat

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Administrator Barakat, during his commemorative remarks in the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between Imabari city and Panama city

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Ambassador Diaz, during his presentation about Panama and the history of the Panama Ship Registry

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During the seminar

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During the seminar

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Ambassador Diaz, during his opening remarks in the reception

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Mr. Ryoji Kan, Mayor of Imabari city, during his opening remarks in the reception

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Exchange of the gifts

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Exchange of the gifts

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Recognition plates given to the ship companies in Imabari city

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Ambassador Diaz delivered a toast for the friendship and health of Panama and Imabari cities

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Presentation of Panamanian folklore dance

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Presentation of Panamanian folklore dance

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Participants in the reception

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Participants in the reception