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Panama's finance minister to France next week

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Police officers stand outside Mossack Fonseca law firm while Organized crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City, recently.

PARIS (AP):

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin will meet with his Panamanian counterpart Dulcidio De La Guardia on Monday in Paris to discuss tax information exchange.

France this month placed Panama on a list of countries that are uncooperative in sharing financial information. The move came in the wake of the so-called Panama Papers revelations, a leak of millions of documents detailing the offshore accounts of people and companies.

Sapin's office said yesterday that the two ministers will discuss tax cooperation issues.

France has opened investigations into individuals or companies linked to the Panama leaks.

Earlier this month, French President FranÁois Hollande encouraged Panama to answer requests for information issued by French tax authorities.