Nicaragua wishes to improve its ties with Colombia following the latest
setback caused by Nicaragua’s offer of asylum to several rebels,
Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos said Friday.
Ties between Colombia and Nicaragua were strained after the
Nicaraguan government gave asylum to three guerrillas from the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a Mexican female
student, the only survivors of the Colombian military’s attack on a
FARC camp in Ecuador on March 1.
Santos said his government took advantage of a meeting between the
Nicaraguan business chief Julio Jose Calero and Colombian Foreign
Minister Jaime Bermudez to send goodwill messages to Colombian
President Alvaro Uribe.
The goodwill messages to President Uribe were ordered by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Santos said.
Monday Ecuador also said it was considering restoring ties with Colombia. (Xinhua)