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19 May 2023, 10:41

Lukashenko to meet with Nicaragua's foreign minister

MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is set to meet with Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres on 19 May, BelTA has learned.

“There is interest in our buses and agricultural machinery in this country. There are also plans for the country to become a gateway to the region for Belarusian products and machinery. The president of Nicaragua has instructed to give momentum to the bilateral relations,” the Pul Pervogo Telegram channel said.

The Nicaragua minister of foreign affairs is in Minsk on a working visit on 19-20 May. In addition to meeting with the president, he is scheduled to hold talks with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik. The ministers are expected to discuss the full range of bilateral political, trade, economic, and humanitarian relations, cooperation in international organizations, and joint projects, including supplies of Belarusian machinery to Nicaragua. The parties plan to sign a number of documents that are important for further strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.

Belarus and Nicaragua cooperate within the framework of international organizations. Nicaragua is a member of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, which was established at the UN at the initiative of Belarus. The country is a co-sponsor of the Belarusian resolution to improve the coordination of efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

In 2019, the Nicaraguan delegation co-sponsored a resolution promoted by Belarus on the Long-Term Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster.

The two countries cooperate in supporting candidates for elections to UN and other international organizations.

At the moment, trade relations are still relatively small in volume. They are mainly the supplies of products from Belarus. The legal framework is in the process of formation. Experts are negotiating drafts of a number of key agreements, which will form the basis for the development of trade and economic cooperation.

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