7 May 2022 - 16:20
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Iran Seeking Expanded Ties in Central America

TEHRAN (Shana) -- During his visit to South and Central America, the Minister of Petroleum met with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Speaker of the National Assembly of the country.

Javad Owji headed a delegation to some South and Central American countries, including Nicaragua, early last week.

In addition to meeting and talking with President Daniel Ortega and Nicaraguan National Assembly Speaker Gustavo Porras Cortes, the Minister of Petroleum attended the Joint Economic Commission of the two countries with six Nicaraguan Cabinet Ministers and discussed cooperation.

Ortega won the presidency for the fifth time (and fourth consecutive term) after holding a general election on November 7 with 75.92% of the votes.

During his visit to Central America, the Minister of Petroleum also met with the Ministers of Energy and Mines, Industry and Trade, Finance and Public Credit and Agriculture, and discussed common areas in the fields of energy and agriculture.

Nicaragua is one of the largest countries in Central America, with a population of more than 6 million according to the 2019 census.

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