The Consulate General of Panama in Kobe organized a dinner event in Imabari in commemoration of the 46th year anniversary of the sister city agreement between Panama city and Imabari City

The General Consulate of the Republic of Panama in Kobe organized a dinner event in commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the sister city agreement between Panama City and Imabari city.

The event started with a promotional video from the Panama Maritime Authority praising the relationship between Panama and Imabari.

Afterwards, the Consul General of Panama in Kobe, Mr. Victor Almengor gave a welcome speech about the cultural and business relationship between both cities including the technical assistance provided by the maritime office in Imabari.

Furthermore, H.E. Carlos Pere, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in Japan delivered a main speech highlighting the future cooperation between Panama and Imabari along with an invitation to the shipping community of Imabari to visit Panama city within the near future.

The Kampai speech was made by Mayor Shigeki Tokunaga who expressed his happiness for the increasing cooperation between Panama and the people of Imabari including the technical cooperation provided by the Panamanian Maritime Authority to the shipping community of Imabari city.

The dinner had participation of more than 75 representatives of shipping companies, business corporations and cultural organizations of Imabari city.

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On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.