Nicaragua: Entrepreneurs Want to Resume Negotiations with EU

COSEP asked the government of Nicaragua to return to the talks for the association agreement with Europe, which they asked to be more flexible in negotiations.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The chairman of the Higher Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), José Adán Aguirre, said that Nicaragua should be in the negotiations, that is why he urged the government to participate in the meeting to be held in Brussels next April 23 and 24.

In remarks to, the President of COSEP said that "Nicaraguan entrepreneurs consider it urgent for Nicaragua to continue in the negotiations because about 25% of its exports go to Europe, including ethanol and sugar, 'we cannot jeopardize investments and trade’."

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