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Netanyahu plans first official visit to Panama by Israeli PM

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a rare five-day trip to Mexico, Colombia, and Panama on April 6 in an effort to bolster relations with Latin American countries, Israel Hayom reported. Netanyahu will be the first Israeli prime minister to visit Panama.

During the trip, Netanyahu will aim to secure a united front against Iran, strengthen relations with the Hispanic communities, and expand economic cooperation with Latin American countries.

In February, Netanyahu spoke with the leaders of the Pacific Alliance countries—Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru—who granted Israel membership in the trade bloc as an observer state. The Pacific Alliance countries are considered pro-U.S., anti-Iran, and friendly to Israel.

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