The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica’s representation in Venezuela will now handle Panama’s consular affairs in that country after the dissolution of Venezuelan-Panamanian relations determined by President Nicolas Maduro.

Panama’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maira Arosemena, told the press that the local Panamanian officials asked “friendly countries” to take over their consular procedures and “Costa Rica assumed this function in solidarity” with its neighbor.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, the Panamanian Foreign Ministry website will publish a list of Costa Rican consulates in Venezuela.

He also announced that they will publish on the website a census of all Panamanians who are in Venezuela and asked those who have not registered to do so, in order to help and guide them if they need assistance from the Costa Rican consulates.

Regarding Venezuela’s decision to break relations with Panama, Arosemena said his country hopes to support the other nations of South America to analyze the crisis in Venezuela.

In 1989, during the constitutional crisis of Panama, Venezuela performed the same mechanism to help the Panamanian people.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica