Cuban Lawmakers” Delegation Visits Nicaragua

Managua, Sep 19. -Nicaragua National Assembly President Rene Nuñez receives on Monday a Cuban lawmakers´ delegation, as Latin America and the Caribbean seek to strengthen the integration processes for regional unity.Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) parliamentary group coordinator Edwin Castro told reporters that the visitors will also attend a special session of parliament at the historic San Jacinto estate.

Located in Managua department, on September 14, 1856, this estate was the site of a crucial battle against the William Walker filibusters, exponents of U.S. expansionist ambitions.

The special Assembly meeting convened for Tuesday will also celebrate the 173rd anniversary of this country´s Constitution and 190 years of Central American Independence from Spain, Castro said.

"We expect our Cuban colleagues to meet with members of the parliamentary group of friendship between the two countries, attend a plenary session of our parliament and meet with different sectors," the legislator stated.

The group, which arrived in Managua Sunday night, comprises the presidents of the Parliament Commission of Economic Affairs and Agricultural Food, Osvaldo Martinez and Leonardo Martinez, respectively.

Also on the list are the president of the Cuba-Nicaragua parliamentary group of friendship, Julian Alvarez, and lawmaker Ofelia Miriam Ortega, also vice president of the World Council of Churches for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The four Cuban lawmakers will also hold a talk with more than 300 people to explain the current process underway in Cuba of updating the economic and social model.

The Cuban lawmakers were received at the Managua international airport by the FSLN parliamentary group coordinator and Cuban ambassador Eduardo Martinez Borbonet. (Prensa Latina)