The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) of Nicaragua communicated today that it will not grant its vote to Argentina for the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
Nicaragua expresses in this forum that must unavoidably represent the sovereignty of the Latin American and Caribbean peoples and states, our firm position of no support, no vote, to the Republic of Argentina for the pro tempore presidency of Celac’, says the note distributed to the media that bears the signature of the Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada.
The message makes clear that the Nicaraguan position refers to the Argentine government and ‘not its people whom we respect’.
The Nicaraguan Minrex accused the government presided by Alberto Fernandez of having subordinated itself to hegemonic interests.
The message stresses that Argentina lent itself to violate Nicaraguan sovereignty and dignity.
We defend with national pride our honor and decorum, which has cost us so much blood, and which has obviously been manipulated in unacceptable joint plans of the government of the Republic of Argentina’, the note points out in its last paragraph.
Celac will hold its Sixth Summit of Heads of State and Government this Saturday 18 in the Mexican capital, where dignitaries from 31 of its 33 member states are expected to attend.