Merkel, Panama president spoke by phone about transparency, tax cooperation

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 6:38 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela by telephone on Thursday, a spokesman for the German government said.

"This had been agreed in advance. Transparency and tax cooperation were important themes during this phone call," Steffen Seibert said at a government news conference on Friday.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Joseph Nasr)