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Visit of Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Mr. Samuel Santos Lopez to India (August 19-23, 2013)

August 18, 2013

  1. The Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, H.E. Mr. Samuel Santos Lopez will pay an official visit to India from August 19-23, 2013. Earlier, he had visited India in June 2008 to participate in the India-SICA (Central American Integration System) Foreign Ministers' meeting. Nicaragua is an important member of SICA with which India has an institutionalised dialogue mechanism at the Foreign Minister level.
  2. External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid will hold talks with the visiting dignitary on August 21, 2013. Hon'ble MOS(EA) Shri E. Ahamed will host a luncheon meeting during which both sides will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
  3. India and Nicaragua enjoy warm and friendly relations and both countries share common perspectives on a wide variety of international issues. Bilateral trade between the two countries for the year 2012-13 was US$ 60.12 million. Foreign Minister Lopez will also interact with a number of high representatives from business and industry for promoting trade and investment linkages.
New Delhi
August 18, 2013


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