Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on Wednesday that Nicaragua has decided to open an embassy in Palestine.
He said in a press statement that Nicaragua appointed Mazen Khuffash, a Nicaraguan citizen of Palestinian origin, as its ambassador to Palestine.
Nicaragua’s first ambassador to Palestine today handed over his credential to Riyad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, making him the first ambassador to Nicaragua after the latter decided this week to open an embassy in Palestine.
Malki welcomed Mazen Khuffash as Nicaragua’s ambassador saying that choosing an ambassador of Palestinian origin proves the role and importance of the Palestinian community in that Central American country.
He said Nicaragua has always supported Palestinian rights in international forums
Khuffash expressed joy at being the first Nicaraguan ambassador to Palestine, stressing that he would work toward strengthen and enhancing ties between their two countries.