Signed in Moscow by RosAtom’s Deputy Director General for International Affairs, Nikolai Spassky, and the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia, Alba Torres, the document lays the foundations for the development of nuclear infrastructure in Nicaragua and its application in the spheres of industry, agriculture and medicine, as well as the awareness of the population about the use of these technologies.
The approval of the memorandum was preceded by a meeting of the representative of the Russian cooperation with Iván Acosta, Minister of Finance and Credit of Nicaragua and co-chair of the Russian-Nicaraguan Intergovernmental Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.
The Nicaraguan president’s special representative for relations with Russia, Laureano Ortega, and the presidential representative, Rafael Ortega, also participated in the meeting.
The parties agreed that as soon as the epidemiological situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic improves, both countries will organize broad consultations to establish the practical content of the memorandum.
The Nicaraguan delegation was also received by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Riabkov, who described the external pressure exerted on Nicaragua as unacceptable, and stressed that the actions against the country could unbalance the internal situation and generate new regional sources of tension.