Nicaragua urges to maintain the incorporation of Russia in the SICA and reverse the presence of Taiwan
Foreign Minister Denis Moncada extended Nicaragua’s position in a letter sent to the members of that body.

The Government of Nicaragua reaffirms its position regarding the integration of Russia as an observer in the Central American Integration System (SICA), and requests to take the presence of Taiwan out.

The position of the Central American country was ratified by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada, in the framework of the Extraordinary Virtual Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

Moncada verified that the Russian Federation was admitted as an observer to SICA by Agreement of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of December 13, 2018, said the agreement that is currently in force.

The Republics of Costa Rica and Guatemala asked the organization to postpone the formalization process of the admission agreement for Russia as an observer State before SICA.

However, Moncada refuted based on the regulations for the Admission of Observers before SICA, the suspension of a process of formalizing the agreement with a State that has already been admitted as an observer is not contemplated, therefore, the request of Costa Rica and Guatemala cannot be accepted because it is invalid.

“The question of Russia-Ukraine is an issue that is off the regional agenda. It can be a matter of bilateral relations of the States, it does not fit as a topic of discussion for SICA”, he also asserted.

Revert Taiwan’s presence in SICA

The Nicaraguan Foreign Minister also emphasized the request of the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, about the need to withdraw Taiwan as an observer of SICA.

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The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, in an official speech affirmed that the presence of Taiwan has no reason to exist in SICA since the island is a US military base that is embedded in a system of association of Independent, autonomous States, of the Central American region.

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In the pronouncement, the Nicaraguan State requests the General Secretary of SICA, to record it in the Minutes, to give continuity to this situation in accordance with the procedures established in SICA and the clear position of the Government of Nicaragua.