China on Friday opened its first embassy in Nicaragua in 1990, after three weeks of severing ties with Taiwan by President Daniel Ortega’s led government.
Mr. Ortega established relations with China in 1985, but the relations couldn’t last up after 1990 when Ortega lost the presidential election. In the same year, Nicaragua’s new government led by President Violeta Chamorro recognized Taiwan, over China.
On Dec 10, China and Nicaragua announced the resumption of diplomatic relations hours after the Central American country severed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan. After the resumption of diplomatic ties between them, the two sides agreed to establish embassies in each other’s countries as early as possible.
On December 31, the Chinese Embassy in Nicaragua held a solemn reopening ceremony. The reopening of the Chinese Embassy in Managua was attended by Nicaragua’s presidential advisor Laureano Ortega and Foreign Minister Denis Moncada and other top officials, all Chinese diplomats posted in Nicaragua, local eminent figures from various sectors, and others.
According to local media El 19 Digital, Moncada said the peoples of China and Nicaragua have fought for their national liberation with perseverance, achieving progressive victories for peace, prosperity, the eradication of poverty, and the harmonious coexistence of all peoples and all nations.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian affirm the readiness of China towards the development of Nicaragua, he said: “China is ready to work with Nicaragua to enhance friendly exchanges, promote practical cooperation in various sectors and open up new prospects in bilateral relations, and let our friendship take root, and reap benefits to the interest of the countries and their people”.
The resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries serves the fundamental and long-term interests of both sides and is welcomed and supported by the two peoples, said the spokesperson.