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Russia, Nicaragua to hold joint military exercise - Lavrov

RIA Novosti


MANAGUA, February 15 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Nicaragua are preparing for joint military exercises, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after a meeting with the Nicaraguan president in Managua.

Lavrov, who arrived to the Nicaraguan capital on a one-day official visit on Sunday, said the two states are developing military and technical cooperation and "are preparing joint military drills."

He added that Russia would continue its humanitarian aid to Nicaragua.

The Nicaraguan leader, Daniel Ortega, said, in his turn, that the two states are also set to boost efforts against drug trafficking and organized crime.

"We have military and technical cooperation to jointly strengthen the potential of our army and police in fighting against drug trafficking and organized crime," he said.

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