The government of Costa Rica has postponed naming an ambassador to Nicaragua, replacing Eduardo Trejos Lalli, who on July 31 took on the post of director of the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad (DIS).

Political experts and career diplomats had urged President Carlos Alvarado and vice-president and Chancellor, Epsy Campbell, that it was not an opportune time to send a new ambassador to the neighboring country.

“Obviously the current conditions make us evaluate different scenarios and at this moment we are taking the decision of what kind of personnel we require at the Embassy. The approval will not be sent yet and in the coming weeks we will be announcing the measures that we will take with the diplomatic staff that is already there,” Campbell explained.

Despite the socio-economic crisis Nicaragua is facing at this time, it continues to be a “vital” commercial partner for Costa Rica.

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