Nicaragua donates food to Cuba


Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government donated a new shipment of 35 containers of food on Monday, which will go to the victims of the major fire that hit the western city of Matanzas, Cuba.

The Nicaraguan ship Augusto Cesar Sandino arrived at the port of Mariel with a cargo of 29 40-foot containers and six 20-foot containers containing beans, rice, corn, coffee and edible oil.

Nicaraguan Ambassador Alejandro Solis ratified the commitment of brotherhood and solidarity between both nations, and expressed the intention of “always walking together.”


Solis also conveyed a “fraternal and revolutionary” greeting from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo to Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Communist Party and the people of Cuba.

Cuban Minister of Domestic Trade Betsy Diaz thanked Nicaragua for its solidarity, and stressed that the gesture comes at a time of deep sorrow for the Cuban people, as a result of the accident at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.


Diaz also stressed that Cuba is in a complex economic situation mainly caused by the commercial and financial blockade of the Government of the United States, the impact of Covid-19 and the complexities of the international economic context.

The minister reiterated Cuba’s willingness to continue strengthening the historic ties that unite us it with Nicaragua.


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