MANAGUA (Itar-Tass) – Nicaragua is open to a further development of relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia and it awaits proposals in this sphere from the two new countries, Foreign Minister Samuel Santos said in an interview with Itar-Tass.
He admitted that Nicaraguan-South Ossetian and Nicaraguan-Abkhazian relations have not seen any major impetus so far.
“We exchanged the appropriate messages and received expressions of gratitude from both countries, as well as the information saying they still had to resolve some problems before launching a practical rapprochement and opening diplomatic missions,” Santos said.
He indicated that the situation is developing along an undisturbed and normal pattern.
“We understand that a year is brief enough a period of time and that the two countries are going through a period of maturing and planning of their foreign policy activity,” Santos said.
“The whole thing depends now on how fast the organizational period will develop and on the opportunities for unfolding activity in various areas that will be offered to us,” he said.
The ball now is in Abkhazia and South Ossetia’s half the pitch and Nicaragua is waiting for new proposals to consider, Santos said.