Iran seeks closer economic ties with Nicaragua

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Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for the expansion of ties with Nicaragua in different sectors, including economy.

During a meeting with visiting Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos Lopez on Tuesday, Larijani said the parliaments of the two countries can play a significant role in the development of bilateral ties.  

He praised Tehran-Managua relations as “good and growing,” saying “there are numerous opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in economic, industrial and agricultural sectors which we need to tap into for the improvement of bilateral relations.”

Lopez, for his part, said the promotion of ties with Iran, as a regional heavyweight, is on the agenda of Nicaragua’s foreign policy.

He welcomed the growing trend of economic and industrial ties between Iran and Nicaragua, and called for the further enhancement of relations.

In recent years, Latin American countries have upgraded their diplomatic and trade ties with Iran. The promotion of all-out cooperation with Latin American countries has been among the top priorities of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy over the past few years.

Iran has also worked towards boosting its relations with Latin American countries within the framework of international organizations such as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) whose rotating presidency is currently held by the Islamic Republic.

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