February 27th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rican Foreign Minister, Enrique Castillo, said his country hopes to improve the complicated relationship with Nicaragua, after the Nicaraguan government of Daniel Ortega accepted Javier Sancho as the new Costa Rican ambassador in that country.
“We are delighted to know that President Ortega will receive the credentials of our ambassador Sancho (…) I am sure it will be a good link between the governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua,” Castillo said yesterday on Nicaraguan television.
Sancho was appointed by the government of Costa Rican president, Laura Chinchilla, on July 15th, 2012, and was expected to present his credentials yesterday to Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega.
According to the Costa Rican Foreign Minister, his country’s new ambassador’s presence in Managua will facilitate a bilateral relationship, which has been complicated in recent years due to border disputes.
“We are neighbors. I think having an open channel between Costa Rica and Nicaragua necessarily benefits both countries,” he added.
Costa Rica has not had an ambassador in Nicaragua for more than two years, since the end of 2010, when the Costa Rican government accused Nicaragua of invading Costa Rican territory.