June 13, 2017 / 1:25 AM / a month ago

Panama says establishes formal diplomatic ties with China

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Panama President Juan Carlos Varela addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. September 20, 2016.Eduardo Munoz

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama and China have established formal diplomatic ties, Panama's president Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised address on Monday.

The step represents a victory for China in Central America, a region with strong diplomatic links with Taiwan.

Reporting by Elida Moreno

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