TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega as the symbol of the justice and independence-seeking movement of the Nicaraguan nation.
Speaking during a meeting with the Nicaraguan president, Ahmadinejad voiced pleasure with his visit to that country, and viewed Nicaragua as Iran’s friend and brother.
“Despite their geographical distance, the two nations share identical ideals while they both revolted against oppression and injustice in the same year,” he continued.
Stressing that the revolutions of both nations have happened in pursuit of progress and justice, the Iranian president reiterated that the hearts of both nations are close to each other despite being geographically distant away.
He further extended his congratulations to Ortega on gaining a vote of confidence from the Nicaraguan nation, while he also felicitated that country’s people for their resistance in achieving revolutionary ideals.
Ahmadinejad underlined that election of Ortega is illustrative of the vigilance of the Nicaraguan nation, describing Daniel Ortega as the symbol of the Nicaraguans’ justice and independence-seeking.
He stated that the Latino nations are moving on the path of full independence and vigilance, and underscored that both the Iranian and Nicaraguan people are seeking peace in all areas.
Reiterating that the regional and world conditions have now paved the ground for the materialization of the ideals of both nations, he stressed that Iranians and Nicaraguans must construct their countries hand in hand.
The president also mentioned that Iran and Nicaragua have common enemies, challenges and interests, and added that based on his talks with Ortega, the two sides’ interactions would continue in future.
He also pointed to the two countries’ abundant cooperation grounds in areas of politics, culture and economy, saying that the two governments are now considering further cooperation in investment and construction.
The Iranian president assured that the two states’ ties would further promote in future.
He voiced Iran’s decisiveness to transfer all its experiences to Nicaragua, and ascertained that the Islamic Republic would stand by Nicaragua and support it at all times.
To end his remarks, the president extended an invitation to Daniel Ortega and his revolutionary spouse to pay a visit to Iran.
For his part, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said that Ahmadinejad’s visit to his country shows the strong bonds existing between the two nations and revolutions, stressing that the two governments are endeavoring to gift development and welfare to their nations.
Meantime, he underlined that defending the national sovereignty, legal rights, progress and solidarity of the two nations comprise the main goals pursued by the two countries.
The Nicaraguan president also described signing of agreements and holding of negotiations between the two countries as constructive, and expressed the hope that the two governments could succeed in their campaign against poverty, hunger and unemployment.