Israel and Nicaragua Resume Relations

The decision taken by both governments to restore the diplomatic relations, which were suspended in 2010, has opened the door to promotion of Israeli investment in the country.

Friday, March 31, 2017

The announcement was made through a statement issued jointly by the two governments. The restoration of diplomatic relations could bring positive consequences for the Nicaraguan economy by facilitating the arrival of investment to the country by Israeli companies.

The President of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP) told that "...`This is the right step. In Nicaragua we already have Israeli investments, and the doors could be opened to attracting new investors'."

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Both governments agreed to reopen the corresponding diplomatic missions and resume trade relations starting July 1st.  

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