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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama to discuss cooperation on shared priorities in the region.  The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Panama and committed to continue engagement on key security issues, including transnational organized crime and counternarcotics efforts.  President Trump and President Varela also discussed Venezuela, including the importance of encouraging respect for democratic norms and processes in that country.  President Trump invited President Varela to visit Washington, D.C., in the coming months.