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East Germany to Send Grain to Nicaraguans

September 18, 1986|From Reuters

EAST BERLIN — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday that East German Communist Party leader Erich Honecker has pledged 30,000 tons of grain to help overcome food shortages.

Ortega, who was granted $20 million in aid earlier this week during a visit to Peking, told a news conference after talks with Honecker that Nicaragua and East Germany have also reached an economic cooperation agreement for 1987.

He gave no details, but in the past, East Germany has donated machinery and medical equipment as well as providing advice on security to the Sandinistas.

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