Panamanian president traveling to US for medical treatment

Handout picture released by the Panamanian presidency showing Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo speaking during a ceremony at the Yellow Room of Las Garzas presidential palace in Panama City, on July 11, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo will travel to Houston, Texas, on Friday for follow-up treatment until November 17 for myelodysplasia, a blood disorder with which he was diagnosed in July, his office said in a statement on Thursday.