Llorens Ortega-Lobo meeting was recognition of the Honduran government

Monday, April 12, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA - The U.S. ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, said today that the meeting held in Managua on Friday, the presidents of Nicaragua and Honduras, Daniel Ortega and Porfirio Lobo, was a recognition of that Government to the new administration in Honduras.

"If you see what happened on Friday, was very positive, and I think that in itself is a recognition of the Government of Nicaragua to the Government of Honduras," he told HRN radio Llorens to Tegucigalpa, in reference to meeting Ortega and Wolf.

The president of Honduras, Llorens said, "just had a very positive meeting in Nicaragua, where he was President and President Ortega Lobo six hours talking, I understand, had meetings very frank and very friendly."

"We focus our discussions on the importance of resuming what the Central American integration process, which has been stalled for reasons known to all, and we need to resume the process with a view to strengthening integration," Ortega said in a statement to reporters in public Managua, after a meeting with Wolf, who was received with hugs and a smile.

Moreover, the U.S. ambassador in Tegucigalpa said the government's progress in integrating Wolf of the Truth Commission would seek to clarify the events surrounding the overthrow of Zelaya.

"Much has been achieved in establishing the Commission, one of whose goals is" something like that (the overthrow of Zelaya) will never happen again "and will also be" a mechanism for strengthening democracy in Honduras, "said the diplomat.

The creation of the Truth Commission in the first half of this year, was established by the agreement signed on October 30, 2009 by delegations of Zelaya and the then de facto president, Roberto Micheletti, seeking to overcome the political crisis caused by the coup.

The coordinator of the Commission is former Vice President Eduardo Stein of Guatemala; also a member of the Canadian diplomat Michael Kergin and is awaiting the appointment of the third international member.

The Hondurans are the leading members of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, Julieta Castellanos, Jorge and former rector Casco. ACAN-EFE

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