PANAMA

A country to discover.

PANAMA

Opportunities to seize.

PANAMA

An essential economy actor.

PANAMA

A lush nature.

PANAMA

We are here, in Marseille.

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multitude of birds in Panama

Discover Panama

tourist sites in Panama

The Republic of Panama has a young and emerging population, the fauna exuberant, terrestrial and marine. It is a kingdom of 1000 orchids and all kinds of colorful birds, typical of paradise, that are hiding in the mountains of the Panama’s provinces.

The economy and stable politics of Panama are the attractive factors for multinationals, which have settled in our territory, generating employment and development. Our platform of services and multimodal transport offers benefits to nationals and foreigners. The Panama Canal and the enlargement, inaugurated in 2016 are the landmarks of the engineering and tenacity of the Panamanian people, impacting international trade twice in little more than a century.

Get to know Panama is to discover multiple cultures. If you visit our country, you have the opportunity to discover two oceans and species of flora and fauna, which are the unique product of the geological changes that created the Isthmus of Panama, which later had to be divided by the work and the intelligence of men of many countries that changed the shape of the continent.

The Panama City is a multicultural and multi religious metropolis, where people of many nationalities converge. The capital of Panama has a different lifestyle than the rest of the capitals of Latin America, always preserving its Latin flavor in the midst of a modern architecture that contrasts with colonial buildings.

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PANAMA IN NUMBERS

Panama on economy side

Economic information...

Panama is one of the leaders in the region, according to its economic results.

3.6 MILLIONS OF
HABITANTS

0.7%

INFLATION RATE

58 BILLION
DOLLARS
OF GPD

Tourist Information...

Panama has cultural and natural diversity, which makes the country unique in the region. Visiting Panama, you will feel discovering the secret which was very good hidden.

MORE THAN

 

1000
SPECIES OF BIRDS

13NATIONAL
PARKS

MORE THAN

 

1500
SPECIES OF ORCHIDS

Panama on tourism side

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CONFERENCE “PANAMA SERVING THE WORLD”

The General Consulate of Panama in Marseille, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille Provence and the City Hall of Marseille, invites you to the Conference PANAMA SERVING THE WORLD that will be celebrated on 26th February 2019 in the Palais de la Bourse in Marseille.  We propose our clients and future […]

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DESTINATION GUIDE FOR SUPERYACHTS: PANAMA

The well-known web page specialized in Superyachts and yacht services, YACHTING PAGES, published in November 2018 the article called DESTINATION GUIDE FOR SUPERYACHTS: PANAMA, written by one of its editors, Mr. LARRY DAY. The article presents Panama, as one fascinated destination to discover, especially on board of a luxury yacht. To drop anchor of your […]

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Jean-Louis Bruguière: The judge who terrorize the terrorists

The 20 October 2018, The General Consul of Panama in Marseille, Mrs. Virna J. AYALA F. represented the Consulate and participated in the Conference presented by the ex-judge JEAN-LOUIS BRUGUIÈRE on his last publication untitled “The Ways of Terror”. This legendary judge is the authority in matter of terrorism, because he has administrated justice in […]

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Panama, a country with multiple faces

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Consulate of Panama in Marseille

CONSULATE

The history of the Consulate General of Panama in Marseille began in the year 1908 and its first Consul was Ricardo Miro (1883-1940). He was Consul of Marseille and Barcelona. At that time, there was competition in both cities and he had to mobilize to represent Panama. While he was far from his country, Ricardo Miro wrote, perhaps in Marseille, the poem "Patria", one of his most beautiful poems: he evokes there the love and the lack that feels all the Panamanians who have lived away from their country. 


The particularity of the General Consulate of Panama in Marseille is the promotion of the Panama Marine Merchant. Indeed, Panama has the largest fleet of registered commercial boats. It also has a long maritime tradition since the law that created the Panama Ship Registry is already 100 years old.


The Panamanian flag provides all the guarantees of transparency, efficiency and security that all port authorities recognize to Panamanian services. As such, the Registry is on the white list of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Virna Ayala

Virna J. Ayala F.
General Consul of Panama

 

The General Consulat of Panama in Marseille is the Consulat of Marine Merchant whose mission is the registration of the commercial ships and yacht or issuing the Panamanian Seaman Books. That is why the Panama’s Consuls have to be more technical in comparison to others, because we need to know the Panamanian law as well the French one. In Panama, I am the lawyer specialized in private international law from Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II, when I was 25 years old.

It is an honor for me to be appointed by the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, as General Consul in Marseille. I arrived in Marseille on November 23rd, 2015 and I immediately started working. The General Consulate of Panama is located in the Old Port of Marseille, undoubtedly the heart of the city, that offers me the most beautiful views from my workplace.