U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela shake hands at the end of the Vice President’s visit at the presidential palace in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Panama is the Vice President’s last stop during his week-long tour of Latin America.
The last stop of Vice President Mike Pence’s Latin American trip was to Panama City, where Second Lady Karen Pence and he had the opportunity to visit the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal. Panama’s President, Juan Carlos Varela, and the Vice President then met. Vice President Pence told President Varela how grateful President Donald J. Trump and he are for Panama’s participation in the global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Today, Panama is the only Latin American country in the coalition, and the Vice President called on all partners across Latin America to follow Panama’s example of leadership and join this global coalition. Read the Vice President’s remarks and view photos of the visit.