Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, said he will come to Costa Rica to meet with U.S. president, Barack Obama. The meeting is to take place in the framework of the Cumbre del Sistema de Integración Económica (SICA) – Summit of Economic Integration System – in San José, on May 3 and 4.
Ortega’s attendance was confirmed by his wife, Rosario Murillo, who serves as coodridnation of Communications of the Nicaraguan government, according to the official digital media Eldigital19.com.
In the past few days it had been uncertain if Ortega would show. Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Enrique Castillo, had said the invite had been made by way of Nicaragua’s Amabassador to the OAS, Denis Moncado. However, Ortega said publicly he had not received any formal invitation.
An official letter by presidenta Laura Chinchilla invites Ortega to the summit meetin and dinner.
Relations between Costa Rica and Nicaragua remain tense since October 2010, when the conflict was raised over the Isla Calero, that is still unresolved and now before the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Besides Ortega, the rest of the presidents of Central America and the Dominican Republic have been also been formally invited.