Nicaragua ready to have dialogue with Costa Rica

20:21, November 19, 2010      

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Nicaragua said Thursday that it is ready to have dialogue with Costa Rica to discuss a border dispute between the two countries.

Nicaragua is determined to have "brotherly and unconditional" dialogues with Costa Rica to analyze the pending issues, the country's Foreign Minister Samuel Santos Lopez said Thursday in a statement.

Costa Rica, however, has said it will only talk with Nicaragua if such a dialogue complies with a resolution of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).

The OAS Permanent Council on Thursday called a meeting on Dec. 7 to consult with Latin American foreign ministers in order to mediate the conflict that has caused tension in relations between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has blamed the Nicaraguan army for intruding its territory during the dredging of the San Juan border river, and has taken this issue to the OAS.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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