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Arrival and Farewell – Official Visit to Nicaragua

21 – 24 March 2022, Republic of Nicaragua

A delegation of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC), headed by its Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Manssour Bin Mussallam, arrived in the afternoon of 21 March in the Republic of Nicaragua at the invitation of the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity.

The reception at the ‘Augusto CÈsar Sandinoª International Airport was attended by H.E. Ms. Lilliam Herrera, Minister of Education, and H.E. Ms. Leticia Talavera, Director of Protocol of the Nicaraguan Government.

“We thank you for your visit, you will be with us for four days sharing all the educational work, everything we can teach and learn from you in the field of education, which is our greatest strength and our greatest interest is that we strengthen the ties of cooperation with the OEC,” said Herrera in welcoming Bin Mussallam.

“Nicaragua is the first of the 27 OEC member states to ratify our collective instrument and our charter of our common space as peoples of the South, as peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Arab world, a common space to achieve the construction of a third way of development through true, balanced and inclusive education,” said Bin Mussallam, who was in Nicaragua from 21 to 24 March to exchange experiences in the field of education.

“It has been an extraordinary, historic visit”, said the Secretary-General of the OEC, H.E. Mr. Manssour Bin Mussallam, in conversation with the Minister Advisor to the President for all Modalities of Education, H.E. Mr. Salvador Vanegas Guido, and the Minister of Education, H.E. Ms. Lilliam Herrera Moreno, as they bid farewell to the Republic of Nicaragua on 24 March.

The Secretary-General of the OEC, H.E. Mr. Manssour Bin Mussallam, highlighted the hospitality of President Comandante. Daniel Ortega Saavedra and Vice-President Rosario Murillo, as well as each of the authorities and actors with whom he held dialogues in order to build a plan of action from the South by coordinating the exchange of knowledge in pursuit of progress.