Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega met with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on December 18 on his first visit to
The meeting of the two Presidents comes after Medvedev’s recent tour of the Latin American countries during which the Russian President tried to revive ties that existed between the Soviet Union and several countries in Central and
Memorandums of understanding were adopted between the countries’ agriculture ministries, and between the Russian Federal Space Agency and
Medvedev said after the talks that the main goal in bilateral affairs is to develop trade and economic ties. "Over recent years, trade has considerably declined," while in Soviet times trade totaled hundreds of millions of dollars, Medvedev said, RIA Novosti reported. "Our task is to give an impetus to the development of economic relations, from a new basis."
Medvedev and Ortega said in a joint statement released after the meeting that the Russian president accepted the Nicaraguan president’s proposal to study the possibilities of participation by
During the meeting with Ortega on December 18, Medvedev pledged Russian support for
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin also told reporters that
The statement also said Medvedev had accepted an invitation from his Nicaraguan counterpart to pay an official visit to the country. Last week,