The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, spent eight months in the creation of the 2017-2021 Foreign Policy Agenda which is part of the government’s ‘Toda una Vida’ plan.
The Ecuadorian president appointed ambassadors to China, Paraguay and concurrent to Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Andorra, Norway as well as a Permanent Representative to international organizations in Vienna.
The former president, who won his first presidential election in 2007 with the Alianza PAIS party, went to the National Electoral Council’s headquarters in Babahoyo, alongside Paola Pabon, former Politics Secretary and Ricardo Patiño, who had also led AP since its foundation.
During the event, Ecuador's foreign minister talked about the national commitment to gender equality, the strengthening of women’s political participation and the eradication of violence against women.
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Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian foreign minister talked about their will to cooperate with Egypt during its administration.
Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Norway and Venezuela testify that both the government delegation and ELN have “expressed their will to overcome this moment and resume talks that would lead to peace.”
The official explained that more than 150 electoral observers of the Inter-American Union of Electoral Institutions (UNIORE), the World Association of Electoral Organizations (AWEB), and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will guarantee the electoral process.
Minister Espinosa met in Quito with Japanese foreign minister, one of the top officials of the Asian nation who paid an official visit to the Andean country.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates that it will continue to look for solutions to Julian Assange’s case, in accordance to regulations of international lawtogether with the United Kingdom, country with which Ecuador maintains the best cooperation ties,” reads the official statement.
The foreign minister recalled that this year marks the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ecuador and Japan.