President Daniel Ortega and Vice President, Rosario Murillo, spoke on Friday with Sabong, who is on a three-day visit to the Central American nation, about the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic in the Greater Caribbean, a note from Nicaragua’s government press.
The association’s priorities in areas such as transport, trade, tourism and cooperation were also reviewed.
Ortega conveyed Nicaragua’s interest in further strengthening the Association of Caribbean States and the importance of giving priority to more unity among the countries of the Greater Caribbean in facing threats such as global climate change.
The statesman insisted on the formidable vulnerabilities of the Caribbean, which is constantly plagued by natural disasters.
For his part, Murillo explained the necessity of uniting efforts among the ASEAN member states in facing the epidemic and at the same time in combating poverty.
Sabong highlighted the active role played by Nicaragua in revitalizing and restructuring the ACS.
He referred to the importance of the Managua Declaration for the “ unification of efforts in the Caribbean to confront climate change, ” which was approved by the heads of state and government of the region during the Eighth Summit of the Association, which was held in Managua, at the end of March 2019.
At the ACS cabinet meeting, scheduled for around May 27, measures to enhance its work will be on the agenda, in addition to improving administrative and financial processes and capacity development for managing regional projects, Sabong said.
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