President Raisi arrives in Nicaragua; 2nd stop in Latin America tour
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrives in Nicaragua as he heads a delegation that is set to meet with President Daniel Ortega and his Vice President Rosario Murillo.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has arrived in Nicaragua as part of his three-day tour in Latin America, according to Nicaraguan Canal 4.
The Iranian head of state landed at the Augusto C. Sadino International Airport in Managua, Nicaragua, as he leads a delegation marking their second stop on the itinerary.
The delegation was received by members of the Nicaraguan government including Foreign Minister Denis Moncada. The Iranian team is set to meet with the President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega and his Vice President Rosario Murillo.
In their first stop, the Iranian delegation signed 25 agreements in Caracas, Venezuela on cooperation and investment in petroleum and petrochemistry, as well as mining metallurgy, and the creation of a joint shipping company.
The Iranian President previously described Tehran's relationship with the three Latin American nations he is visiting as strategic, highlighting their opposition to an international system based on "unilateral hegemonic power."
"Our common position with these three countries is opposition to the [world’s] hegemonic system and unilateralism," he indicated, adding that Iran cooperates with those countries in numerous areas.
"Export of technical and engineering manpower is among our important cooperation areas," Raisi said, noting, "We also cooperate with Latin American countries in the fields of politics, energy, science and technology, medicine, and economy."
The Iranian President stressed that his tour is a pivotal point in developing Tehran’s ties with Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba.