Relations between the two countries are characterized by a long friendship, natural sympathy and a desire for dialogue.
Moreover, the Italian presence in the country is ancient, and dates back to the very discovery of the isthmus by Christopher Columbus, followed by the arrival of Genoese traders who settled in the then city of Panama (now Panama Viejo). Later, with the construction of the railway and even more with the first French project for the construction of the Canal, the Italian community grew both in numbers and in importance and contribution to the socio-economic development of the country. Today in Panama there are almost 13,000 Italians enrolled in the AIRE.
In this section you will find links to in-depth reports, updates and news on bilateral relations between Italy and Panama in the various areas of political, economic, cultural and development cooperation.