Panama City, April 16 (EFE). – The US embassy in the country reported on Friday that equipment with the latest technology to strengthen immigration control, valued at $ 1.65 million, has been donated to Panama from the United States. Central America.
A statement issued by the Diplomatic Commission said that the donated equipment, which consists of servers and computers for the main ports of entry in Panama, air, land and sea, will allow “to deter, discover and intercept persons of expertise seeking to enter or transit through Panama.” .
This technological update of the border control system will facilitate the Panamanian authorities to collect vital information and biographical information of travelers, in accordance with international standards, as well as identify false documents, according to official information.
In addition, it will help the Panamanian system “connect to INTERPOL’s databases to stop terrorists and criminals trying to travel through Panama”.
The donation was handed over to the head of the National Immigration Service in Panama, Samira Gozen, by the head of the US diplomatic mission, Stuart Tuttle.
The American information said that the plan includes the installation and updating of all components by American specialists, which is a contribution from the United States government through the State Department’s Counter-Terrorism Office, to modernize the Panamanian border control system.
“Panama and the United States face great challenges on our borders, which we deal with in close cooperation, and with advanced technology that allows us to exchange information to maintain the security of our two countries,” Tuttle said.
The United States Embassy in Panama highlighted that since 2016, both countries have “developed a border control system that allows Panamanian authorities to identify, through technology, criminals and terrorists trying to enter Panamanian territory.” EFE
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