From April 6th to 8th, 2015, the Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal was held for the first time in Tokyo, which counted on the participation of the Minister for Canal Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors, H.E. Roberto Roy, the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Mr. Jorge Quijano, the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Mr. Jorge Barakat, the President of the Commission for Public Infrastructure and Canal Affairs of the National Assembly, Mr. José Antonio Dominguez and the Members of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal and Advisory Board in order to deal with the themes related to the Canal to improve the service of the waterway.
On the sidelines of the Advisory Board Meeting, the Minister for Canal Affairs and President and CEO of Metro de Panama S.A., H.E. Roberto Roy, paid courtesy visits to the Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Hideaki Domichi, and the Member of the House of Representatives and President of the Interparliamentary League Panama-Japan, Mr. Seishiro Eto, with the purpose of addressing the issue of the Line 3 of Metro in Panama City, as well as strengthening the political relationship between Panama and Japan respectively.
On the other hand, the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Mr. Jorge Luis Quijano held meetings with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) and The Japanese Shipowners’ Association (JSA), in order to discuss the Panama Canal toll issue and inform about the progress of the Canal expansion.