In order to better facilitate the China-Panama cooperation in the maritime field, the 1st Maritime Forum Panama-China was held in Shanghai on April 16. Mr. Yu Zenggang, Executive Vice President of COSCO SHIPPING, attended and addressed the forum on invitation. Panamanian Minister of Maritime Affairs H.E. Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty delivered a welcome speech. S.E. Nicolás Saval Zimmermann，Consul General of Panama in Shanghai gave a presentation about the Consulate General of Panama in Shanghai, and the related organizations shared some information concerning maritime service cooperation between the two countries.
In his speech, Mr. Yu Zenggang briefed the forum participants on the business operations of COSCO SHIPPING in Panama, and said that Panama, in the age of new canal, will undoubtedly be the window and gateway for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to extend naturally to Latin America, and will also bring more opportunities of trade contacts and development for Asia and Latin America, and even for entire world.
Prior to the forum, Mr. Yu Zenggang had also participated in the inauguration ceremony of the Consulate General of Panama in Shanghai.