PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Republic of Panama is a bridge that connects the Americas. Its renowned canal is one of the most strategic waterways in the world. It also is a key security cooperation partner for the United States, the National Guard’s top general said during a recent visit to the country.
Panama is paired with the Missouri National Guard in the Defense Department’s National Guard State Partnership Program, an affiliation that has helped form deep relationships and now looks to the future.
“There are challenges throughout the Western Hemisphere that Panama is not immune to, and, in many cases, Panama and the U.S. have shared interests and concerns,” said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, National Guard Bureau chief. “It’s important to us to ensure that Panama remains a secure, prosperous and democratic country, which is why we value our mutually beneficial partnership so much.”
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