Thursday February 19, 2015
From Panama’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Panamanian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the framework of Cultural Diplomacy to raise the international image of Panama, has appointed Omar Alfanno and Danilo Perez as Cultural Ambassadors Ad Honoren.
The official presentation was given on January 14 at the Gala Evening of the Panama Jazz Festival, held at the National Theatre. During the meeting, the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, stressed the importance of having representatives from the likes of Perez and Alfanno to promote the cultural values of the Panamanian nation abroad.
The Vice Chancellor highlighted the immense contribution of these Panamanians to music, as their compositions and performances positively influence the lives of thousands of people around the world. Throughout their fruitful and extraordinary careers, they have used their recognition to benefit the children and youth of Panama through scholarships and programs that seek to train young Panamanians in music, enabling a source of income and leading to productive lives.
As cultural ambassadors, Omar Alfanno and Danilo Pérez’ honored mission will be continue to promote the image and culture of Panama for the equitable development of its people.
To read the original article in Spanish click here