MOSCOW, July 19. / TASS /. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov congratulated the Nicaraguan people on the upcoming birthdays and conveyed to his counterpart Denis Moncada Colindres the greetings and wishes of President Vladimir Putin to the leaders of the country.
“We are very happy to see you in Moscow on a very important day. Today is the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the Sandinista People’s Revolution. It is this revolution that has enabled your country to acquire a true independence in domestic life and international affairs. I would also like to sincerely congratulate my Nicaraguan friends on the occasion of the <...> 60th anniversary of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, it will be celebrated literally in a few days, the 200th anniversary of independence, which you celebrate on September 15, “Lavrov said when opening negotiations with his Nicaraguan counterpart.
The highest Russian diplomat warmly recalled his visits to the friendly country of Nicaragua. “I was in your capital on three occasions. I remember the meetings and negotiations with President Daniel Ortega vividly. Please convey to him the warmest wishes from the Russian leadership, including President Putin as well as the Vice President Rosalio Murillo, ”Lavrov said. . “I hope that today we will discuss in detail our bilateral relations and some further steps <...> to strengthen them in all areas. And, of course, we will exchange views on continuing to coordinate on the international stage. “
The Nicaraguan Foreign Minister thanked the Russian leadership for the warm welcome and stressed that it was a pleasure for him to recall the feat of Russian soldiers during World War II by laying flowers.