United States Government Support of Episcopal Conference National Dialogue

Press Release
June 11, 2018

In a good faith effort to accompany and support the National Dialogue led by the Episcopal Conference (CEN) and in conversations with the U.S. Department of State, U.S.Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent Senior Professional Staff Member Caleb McCarry to Nicaragua on June 9 to discuss the severe democratic crisis with National Dialogue participants.

Mr. McCarry and Ambassador Laura F. Dogu met with the Episcopal Conference, the Civic Alliance and the presidency in an attempt to support Episcopal Conference proposals to end the violence and advance negotiations.

The United States respects Nicaragua’s sovereignty and understands that the ultimate solution to the current conflict must come from Nicaraguans. It is the desire of the United States to respectfully support the CEN-led National Dialogue in a way that is helpful and acceptable to all parties in order to find a peaceful solution to the democratic crisis in Nicaragua.

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