Jul 5th, 2011

On July 4th 2011, the Ambassador of Panama to Singapore HE Jose Ruiz flew to Myanmar to present his credentials to President Thein Sein in the captial city of Nay Pyi Taw in effect becoming the Ambassador of Panama to Myanmar.  

On July 5th 2011 Ambassador Ruiz opened the Official Panama Representative office in Yangon, Myanmar.  This office marks the first time Panama has a recognized office which will focus on maritime affairs in the country.  With a local full time staff this office is aimed to increase the quality and efficiency of the approval and distribution of seafarere licenses.  This will allow the applicaiton and approval process to be centralized in the region which will maximize efficiency.