EU will respond “firmly” to Nicaragua’s “hostile” | Abroad

The European Union condemns Nicaragua’s “unjustified” decision to expel its ambassador and to sever diplomatic relations with the Netherlands. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday that the EU would respond to these “hostile” acts “firmly and proportionately”.

In a press release, Borrell lamented the “unjustified and unilateral” decision of the Nicaraguan government to expel EU Ambassador Bettina Muchedt. Moschedt left for France on Saturday. According to Borrell, the severing of diplomatic relations with the Netherlands is “unjustified” and “disproportionate”.

“These hostile and unjustified actions will not only affect bilateral relations between Nicaragua and the EU and its member states, but will also increase Nicaragua’s international isolation. In this context, the EU is considering the appropriate path forward and will respond forcefully and proportionately,” Borrell said.

Finally, Borrell asserts that the political crisis in Nicaragua can only be resolved through a genuine dialogue between the government and the opposition. President Daniel Ortega was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term in November last year, but every potential opponent of whatever stature has been arrested or remains in exile.

The international community has repeatedly condemned the regime’s deviations from its course. Both the European Union and the United States have imposed several sanctions on the Central American country.

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