Public Papers - 1990
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Hart on President Bush's Telephone Conversations With Presidents Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua and Guillermo Endara of Panama
President Bush this morning called President Chamorro of Nicaragua and President Endara of Panama to inform them of the congressional passage of the Panama-Nicaragua aid bill.
President Chamorro and President Endara expressed their gratitude for the congressional action and thanked President Bush for his efforts on behalf of their countries. They stated that this is a major step forward in solidifying and supporting the growth of democracy in Panama and Nicaragua. President Bush expressed his support of their efforts and stated the continued U.S. desire for close relations and for the continued partnership with Panama and Nicaragua and the rest of Latin America.
President Bush will sign the aid bill as soon as he receives it. It is expected the bill may arrive as early as today or tomorrow.