WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After having met with President Obama at the White House on Thursday to discuss progress on the U.S.- Panama Free Trade Agreement, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will participate in a live webcast of a Wilson Center Director's Forum at 1:00 p.m., today, Friday, April 29. The event, which is being held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and moderated by Dr. Cynthia Arnson, will be streamed live through Panama's website and will feature a candid discussion with President Martinelli about economic growth and development in Panama and Latin America.
About President Martinelli:
Ricardo Martinelli, leader of the Democratic Change Party, was elected president of the Republic of Panama in a historic election in 2009. Under his presidential leadership, Panama has become one of the most welcoming countries for business and foreign investment. President Martinelli's pro-growth policy focus on long-term macroeconomic stability, fiscal discipline and continued infrastructure modernization is positioning Panama to deliver on the promise of even greater prosperity.
About the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:
The Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue.
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SOURCE Republic of Panama