Panama Promotes Scientific Work for Inclusive Development

The Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with the purpose of creating an alliance that allows collaboration to be maintained among the scientific community and national institutions.

Accompanied by Carmenza, Spadafora from INDICASAT, Claudia Guerrero from Senacyt, and José Fábrega from the UTP, the Vice President shared the role of the State in identifying relationships that relate to economic growth, human rights and more inclusive development. And in this line, she added, science plays a crucial role.

The Executive Director of AAAS, Rush Holt, offered the experience of the organization for this purpose, including training of foreign policy personnel. He offered tools to serve as a platform to promote scientific work in Panama.

In addition, the Panamanian diplomatic leadership expressed its interest in having the science, technology and innovation achievements of Panama be reflected in international publications. Finally, she recognized that the private sector could play a more active role by investing in scientific research that benefits the country. She proposed to learn more about the experience of the United States and other countries in which these type of partnerships have worked.

This Thursday culminated the work agenda of the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Washington, DC, which served to strengthen the historic relationship between Panama and the United States, and has been an important impetus to the strategy of Scientific Diplomacy, Technology and Innovation.