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18 October 2021, 14:07

Minister: Nicaragua supports Belarus amid external pressure

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Nicaragua stands by Belarus as the country is facing aggressive actions on the part of a number of countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres of Nicaragua told reporters after he met with Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei in Minsk on 18 October, BelTA has learned.

Denis Moncada Colindres called the meeting with the Belarusian foreign minister meaningful and discussion of the bilateral cooperation substantial. He thanked the Belarusian side for progress in promoting bilateral contacts.

He is convinced that the joint commission on trade and economic cooperation will be highly instrumental in ramping up bilateral cooperation. The commission was set up in accordance with the memorandum signed by the foreign ministries of the two countries on 18 October.

“We also agreed to keep consolidating efforts within the framework of international organizations, international platforms and jointly oppose aggressive actions of Western countries, the United States in order to defend our interests and our right to self-determination,” the minister added.

Denis Moncada Colindres went on saying: “Nicaragua expresses support and solidarity to Belarus in relation to the unilateral aggressive measures imposed against your country by Western states, and we will stand by you, your government.”

In addition, the Nicaraguan foreign minister informed that he had plans to visit Belarusian universities to discuss academic contacts.

The minister of foreign affairs of Nicaragua is in Belarus on an official visit on 18-19 October.

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