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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama

The Vice President met with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama today on the margins of the U.S.-Caribbean and Central American Energy Summit in Washington, D.C. The leaders discussed their joint commitment to advancing energy integration in Central America and enhancing energy security throughout the region. The Vice President congratulated President Varela on the successful expansion of the Panama Canal and noted that Panama was positioned to be a regional leader in infrastructure. Vice President Biden and President Varela also pledged to work together to address the challenge of undocumented migration in Central America.