Casa Presidencial has confirmed finally that Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, the president of Panamå, will be a guest today at the commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the abolition of the Costa Rican army.
The Quaker Peace Center Tuesday said he was coming and expressed unhappiness.
The official ceremony will be at 10 a.m. today in the Museo Nacional. The peace center will have a parallel ceremony in Parque Nacional, also at 10 a.m.
President Laura Chinchilla Miranda and Martinelli will have a meeting at the Casona de los Comandantes on the museum grounds after the formal ceremony, said Casa Presidencial. A summary said that the two would discuss narcotrafficking and the improvement of the way people can move from one country to another.
There was no indication on how long Martinelli would stay. Ms. Chinchilla leaves for Japan and a state visit there Tuesday. She will return Dec. 10, according to Casa Presidencial.