Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), held a virtual meeting with Laureano Ortega Murillo, Nicaraguan government representative and adviser to Nicaragua's president, and Ivan Adolfo Acosta Montalvan, Nicaraguan minister of finance, on April 28. They exchanged views on further promoting the two sides' development cooperation.
Luo reviewed the positive progress made in the field of development cooperation in the less than six months since the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
He stressed that the two sides have established a close contact mechanism and achieved early harvest in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in human resources development and construction of affordable public housing. The two countries' cooperation is characterized by many interactions, high efficiency, remarkable effectiveness and good prospects, and reflects the vitality of the friendly relations between the two sides and the wisdom of the political decision to resume diplomatic relations, he said.
Luo introduced the successful experiences and effective practices of China's handy and practical foreign cooperation projects, and said that the current major changes, unseen in a century and compounded by a once-in-a-century pandemic, are even more highlighting the importance of the two sides' friendly cooperation.
Luo said China is willing to work closely with Nicaragua, continue to implement the consensus reached by the two countries' leaders, deepen practical development cooperation, and promote bilateral relations to a new height.
Ortega highly appreciated the great support given by China to Nicaragua in its anti-pandemic fight, poverty reduction and people's welfare since the resumption of diplomatic relations, and thanked the Chinese government and people for providing vaccines and anti-pandemic materials, actively promoting cooperation in the development of human resources, and supporting the construction of affordable housing Nicaragua is concerned for.
Ortega said Nicaragua is honored to have such an important partner as China and looks forward to continuing to learn from China's experiences in poverty reduction and development. Nicaragua is willing to work together with China to promote and strengthen their development cooperation for the benefit of the two countries and their peoples, he said.
A bilateral economic and technological cooperation agreement was signed at the meeting.