San José, Dec 11 (EFE).- A delegation from Nicaragua, headed by Laureano Orterga Murillo, one of the sons of the president, Daniel Ortega, visited this Monday the Federal Scientific Clinical Center of Medical Radiology and Oncology of the Federal Medical Biological Agency from Russia, reported the Government of Managua.
The objective of the visit of the Nicaraguan mission is to exchange experiences and enrich the design and formulation of the “Nicaraguan Nuclear Medicine Center” project, which is being developed with the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), indicated the Executive in a statement.
“The (Nicaraguan) delegation has been able to learn about the great technological advances of Russia, which has a world-leading center for cancer treatment,” the Government stated.
Russia has made its experience and technology available so that the Nicaraguan center can successfully provide health services, according to the information.
The visit was carried out at the invitation of the director of the Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia and co-chair of the Russia/Nicaragua Joint Commission, Veronika Skvortova.
A delegation from Nicaragua is in Moscow to celebrate the 79th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Russia and strengthen ties of cooperation in matters of security, health and culture.
The delegation is made up of Ortega Murillo, as special representative of the president for affairs with Russia; and the general director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Nahima Janett Díaz Flores, one of the daughters of the head of the National Police, Francisco Díaz, who is in turn the father-in-law of President Ortega and his wife, the vice president. Rosario Murillo.
Also the deputy director of the National Police, Zhukov Serrano; the second head of the Defense Information Directorate of the Nicaraguan Army, Colonel Álvaro Peña; and the IT director of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior), Jorge López.
In addition, the general director of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, Óscar Vásquez, and the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia, Alba Torres.
The Government of Nicaragua has expressed its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
President Ortega, in power since 2007, is the main ally in Central America of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
Russia is a former ally of Nicaragua, which during the first Sandinista Government (1979-1990) provided Soviet weapons to the Nicaraguan Armed Forces.
Nicaragua is one of the few countries, along with Venezuela and the small island states of Nauru and Tuvalu, that have joined Russia in recognizing the independence of the Georgian separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. EFE
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